Time In a Bottle

“Live to the point of tears.” ~ Camus A – Z Challenge – Day 20 If I could save time in a bottle Awake again in the middle of the night, called to go outside. I stand under the stars and watch the moon rise. Inside my head, a song* from a movie I saw at … More Time In a Bottle

Kindred Spirits

“Love consists in this, that two solitudes protect and touch and greet each other.”– Rainer Maria Rilke A – Z Challenge – Day 11 BIRD BY BIRD. What exactly is a kindred spirit? Birds of a feather?  The yin to our yang? In a word, yes. Have you ever met someone — someone whom you … More Kindred Spirits

Heaven and Hell

A – Z Challenge – Day 8 Right Here, Right Now The typical Christian notion of hell as a place where the sinners, hellions, and hypocrites among us go after they die, in order to roast in a burning fire pit forevermore, is humorous to me. As if. As if we need to travel that … More Heaven and Hell

Darkness

“Let go of your story so the universe can write a new one for you.” – Marianne Williamson Darkness on the Edge of Town We grow up — many of us — afraid of the dark. We are afraid of the sometimes dark imaginings of our dreams, waking and sleeping. We feel uncertain of ourselves, … More Darkness

Threshold

When One Door Closes… In a few days, we will cross an invisible threshold between this year and next. A door will open to 2014, and shut tight on this tumultuous year. However, all the troubles and all the joys we have will cross over with us. The construct of linear time, will draw a … More Threshold