NO GOING BACK

She wanted to say something, the truth preferably, but all her words stuck in her mouth, hung up on her tongue, forever secured and tethered to going nowhere. She watched them fumble with their own words, trying to console and support without really talking about what was happening. She didn't want to talk about it …

CHERISHED GIFT

I hear my oldest son playing piano, a new song he's learned that he renders with little effort. His fingers grace the piano keys as if he's played before, but he hasn't. I'm amazed at his talent and intuitiveness. My other son sleeps, having turned in at 8:30. Turning in early makes sense, since he …

TIME TOGETHER

I sat with a friend a few days ago, me drinking an Americano and her a chai, and discussed our lives and perceptions. We've changed over the years, a little wiser, possibly a little smarter, but definitely happier. We touched on spirituality and what that means, our families and loved ones. As we dug further …

SURRENDER

Sometimes I struggle with my invisibility cloak. I lay it over my shoulders and submerge under its supposed warmth and protection. I soon languish there, hidden and alone. My depiction sounds dramatic and seedy, like an old bar that's never seen a bucket of sudsy water and a mop, but my description is more of …

DENIAL ANYONE?

I've found for myself that denial comes in two forms: denial of what is and denial of what could be. Both forms are exercised simultaneously. Denying what is, is like hiding behind a barbed-wire cloak, stalled out, forever languishing in my suffering and bafflement at why things can't be different. When I do this stalling …