Beautiful and Tumultuous

The wind is making the trees dance in the setting sun. Spinning seeds find their way to me from an empty sky It is not quiet, yet it is peaceful. When this type of breeze makes my hair caress my arms and strands cross my face, I feel as if I must be important, strong.Continue reading “Beautiful and Tumultuous”

Toast

The rain patters quietly outside of her open window, punctuated by a car alarm honking forlornly in the distance. Placing her hands on either side of her mug, the warmth seeps into her fingers and she breathes in, herbal cadence blending with fresh rain smell. It had been a long day, discouraging but she couldn’tContinue reading “Toast”

The Dream

Though my dreams and aspirations have become somewhat fuzzy these days, I realized that a core desire still remains. My “what do you want to be when you grow up” answer has ranged from being a mother, to being an event coordinator, to being an author, to teaching English in Japan. Realizing that I currentlyContinue reading “The Dream”

Dealing with Death Daily

Maybe people don’t realize The impact to my already cracked heart Even the mention of another human’s passing Can lend Spider vein fractures on the vessel that is me What will cause Kintsugi Precious pain not hidden, highlighted Empathy interlaced like gold Potters hands still hold Us I was forced to think about loss ofContinue reading “Dealing with Death Daily”

Fear and Fantasy

There’s a storm brewing. I can feel it in the air as I right my toppled zucchini plant. It’s warm, windy, and the wildness creeps into my bones. I want to be wild and free like the flying leaves; soak up the adrenaline and be at fiery peace. Tomorrow, my favorite weekend escape opens. IContinue reading “Fear and Fantasy”

Ordinary Peace

Getting last minute approval to leave your windowless office job early on a Friday feels oh so lovely, like you’re getting away with something as you step into the sun, removing your facemask.I’m sitting on the slab of cement cherished as my patio. Partially shaded, but with the warmth soaking into my legs from theContinue reading “Ordinary Peace”

My Farm-stay Morning

This morning, 5am greeted me without alarm and I followed the suggestion of one of our hosts for enjoying garden-side bunny frolicking. Wrapped in a fleecy blanket, I quietly prepared a small french press of coffee before slipping outside to settle into the front seat of an old car by the barn. Steam rose fromContinue reading “My Farm-stay Morning”

The long way home

Whenever I saw signs for the “scenic route” while driving, I was never interested. Only more recently have I found the value of taking the road not suggested by GPS as the fastest or most direct. What a map or navigational system can’t see is what one can gain from going that way. Taking theContinue reading “The long way home”

The Perfect Life

Hello friends and strangers,I must apologize for my extended absence. Life has been complicated lately. I know, when is it not. Battling burnout at my job, taking a wonderful trip from which I had to return, exhaustion and getting sick, focusing on my immediate space instead of the cerebral, and quite frankly, lack of wonderContinue reading “The Perfect Life”

Reflection of a Smile

I was taught to smile at everyone. You never know what kind of day they are having, what they are going through, or the impact a simple smile could have. I still smile at almost everyone. If I can make even a small difference that way, it’s worth it. Looking in the mirror today, tired,Continue reading “Reflection of a Smile”