cage door is open

B- Today the chains have broken; whatever tethered my heart yesterday to such a dark, dank place, has lifted. Thankfully. Of course all of it is in my head, I know this. But it was everything I could do not scream out loud, “I can’t take this anymore!” What was I so unhinged about? I…

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the light at the end

Dear Light at the End of the Tunnel- Being alone all the time is not good for anyone. The weekend guests at the house and their two young dogs remind me of this. The dirty glasses in the sink, the pile of muddy dog towels in the corner, the smell of a new kind of…

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House on the way to work

Dear house on the way to work- Pretty sure I’m in love with you. The trees that line your driveway and the stone chimney in the center of your roof. Your green door and white shingles. To me, you are perfect in every way. You make me dream of things like large family dinners and…

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flight of the butterfly

Dear body- I’m sorry you can never make me happy. Really, I feel badly about this. You work tirelessly, 24 hours 7 days a week, and yet I still complain. You pump the blood and breathe the oxygen and help me reach for things when I’m hungry. You operate a motor vehicle, foot pedals and…

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yellow bird at rest

Dear Yellow Bird- What happened to you? All that’s left is the bright plume of yellow and white feathers scattered on the forest floor. I can’t find your bones. But you could not have been very big, your longest feather the length of my index finger. I can’t imagine someone as tiny and bright as…

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“If you find your here and now intolerable and it makes you unhappy, you have three options: remove yourself from the situation, change it, or accept it totally.” ― Eckhart Tolle

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road closure

“…and yet also, like most things, so very simple—was how few choices I had and how often I had to do the thing I least wanted to do. How there was no escape or denial… I could go back in the direction I had come from, or I could go forward in the direction I…

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