“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…

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This task alone — seeking out a private nook — was one of my more enjoyable things to do. If the wind was favorable and the sea water taking a break from splashing over the bow, a dry spot could be found on either the port or starboard side of the bow in the shade…

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out to sea

On the first night, I imagined how I would do it. How easy it would be. How no one would notice I was gone until it was too late. Slipping off her stern and into the nighttime waters I would disappear during the darkest hours at sea: the moments between the setting sun and the…

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The wind brought snow. The wind brought clouds. Today the wind brings sun. The snow slips away under the sun’s gaze and the wind nips at its edges and the roof has been here before. The wind and the snow and the sun. But I have not seen it all before. Not like today. And…

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window drops

The house across the street. The family inside. Warm I suppose, doing what? Something families do, like play board games and sip cocoa. That’s what they do, right? What those families do. The drops, they gather, they reflect and magnify what’s inside this house. What, I do not know.

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old friends

Last night I dreamt of you. You always made me laugh. That’s why you like me, you said. Here let me show you what I made for you. I held out a hand to you. I can’t, you said and walked away. But why? The dream fades with today. Just like my memory of you.…

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