Potential

There it was, gloriously stretched out before me, and then I realized… …That deck was full of potential when it was empty. My imaginings of what might take place there – the gatherings of family and friends, the peaceful evenings and morning coffees with the sunrise – were far grander than anything that actually occurred in…

The Video Store

I worked at a video store.  Did I ever tell you that?  Last night after locking the door, I put my key inside of a movie case and slid it through the night drop.  The final act as employee for one of the best managers with whom it has been my privilege to work.  And…

Rosy Glasses

I prayed “Open the eyes of my heart” And then I covered them with rosy glasses Not to diminish the view But to remain hopeful In the midst of despair There is a healing taking place since my divorce.  I am stepping out beyond myself again and discovering that sorrow and anger and loneliness across…

What’s in Your Backpack?

Originally posted on dinkelislandsmalltalk:
When Ed Heygood and Stan Grayson dropped their fishing lines into Tranquility Bay, Ed pulled up a grungy old backpack.  They pulled away the seaweed and wiped off the mud.  It had obviously been in the water a long time.  Inside they found  a lot of money that became the subject of…

Half Full or Half Empty?

Originally posted on dinkelislandsmalltalk:
I saw this morning that we have consumed 2/3 of 2015 as we come to the end of August.  That means what?  That we only have a third of the year left?  Or, that WE STILL HAVE A THIRD OF THIS YEAR AHEAD OF US!  I choose the optimistic statement.  A…

Love Song

The welcome escape of work this morning…Pandora Radio playing Love Song by Sara Bareilles, and I begin to feel the pulse of the city beat in my heart – energizing, dynamic, humming with life. I find some strange comfort in thunder storms and waves crashing on the ocean shore also.  These things bigger than I…

All Too Familiar … Cakes and All!

Originally posted on noblethemes:
“It’s my business! I’ll serve whoever the hell I want to!” And that’s really the core of the argument, cakes and all. It has been, too, at least since the early days of the Civil Rights movement. And the argument was really very clear, simple and straightforward: Jim Bo owns the…

Battling the Mirror

Originally posted on BeautyBeyondBones:
One of the biggest misconceptions about anorexia and eating disorders, is that the girls (or boys) are incredibly vain. That they’re stuck on themselves, obsessed with their looks, and fatally preoccupied with beauty. That could not be farther from the truth. Sure, maybe the onset of the disease started with a desire…

Vienna, Italy, Paris

I just discovered Fav Foto Friday on Sandy Hogan’s site Scribbles and Musings Of an Introvert. It’s fun!  Visit her blog and give it a try!! The photo I have shared on this lovely Friday is from my trip to Austria last year on my birthday weekend in September. My daughter-in-law and I were all set to travel…

9 Days and Counting

Like a pebble in my shoe, the 31st of August is with me every step of this month.  After 9 more days I will wake up, don my traveling clothes, drive an hour to see my grandmother, and then westward toward the sun setting on my life in Virginia and dawning on this new adventure…

Reflections from Settled Street

Originally posted on dinkelislandsmalltalk:
I walked today on a street called “Settled.”  The early sun cast long shadows across the road.  Houses were tidy with manicured lawns and decorative flags.  Birds tweeted busily among the bushes and trees.  A light breeze brushed my cheek.  It felt good to be on Settled Street today. Sometimes I…