I wonder what might have been if you – truly the best friend I’ve ever had – could have stayed in my life and I could have stayed in yours. Perhaps, we could have gone deeper and wider than we thought possible.
I do wonder. I know you do too.
Ten years. I still think of you, think of how we changed each other, think of what happened between us in the dark, on the road, over countless plates of enchiladas and pork pot stickers and Pho from the restaurant around the corner from your apartment.
I miss that rawness, that emotion skimming the surface of everything.
I miss listening to you laugh. I miss playing word games in the car.
I miss you. … More The Last Letter My Ex Never Wrote Me
We are ephemeral beings. We never know what tomorrow holds. We are always surprised by how quickly the days shuttle past.
The time to live is now.
There is no other place to be. … More Saturn Return: Searching Your Soul, Reviewing Your Life
When we least expect to be schooled by life, life sends us someone who will open a door or a window, and let us see what other vistas are beyond our normal ‘room with a view.’ … More Grace Notes: Divine Disguise
I found myself on the pavement, seeing stars.
I lost my footing and I lost my way.
I couldn’t muster the usual courage or wisdom.
I couldn’t see how this might contain even a sliver of light.
So, I sat down and I got still. … More Grace Notes: Walking Back to Myself
Nothing ‘out there’ will save us from this spiritual work.
No other person – no matter what he or she might say about how they will ‘fix things’ – can do this work for us.
We will either ride the waves or we will drown.
The way out is within.
… More Grace Notes: A Light Worker Awakens
We’re done. Done, done, done, done. Done. D. O. N. E. I’m washing my hands of it and walking away. I see myself happier without you. I see you happier without me. I see us both unencumbered, untangled. So, I stomp on this metaphorical grave; I pile rocks and form a cairn. I stomp and … More Grace Notes: Letting Go
These days, despair is everywhere. Humanity is on a collision course with the worst sh*t storm imaginable. Why? Because we’re not acknowledging or listening to the voices of despair ‘out there.’ Those whose lives have been spent circling the societal drain: minorities, families living in poverty, veterans, the homeless, the disenfranchised, the drug addicted, the … More Wake Up & Change the World
When I am dead, my dearest, Sing no sad songs for me; Plant thou no roses at my head, Nor shady cypress tree: Be the green grass above me With showers and dewdrops wet; And if thou wilt, remember, And if thou wilt, forget. ~ Christina Rossetti For Gina Nichole Leach May 31. It’s been … More Sweet, Sweet Spirit
I admit it is one of those down-in-the-dumps days. If I let myself cry, I fear I’ll never stop. Health stuff: a suspicious sighting on my mammogram, in both breasts. The need to have my weeping uterus scraped and checked for cancer. Finding myself heading in and out of doctor’s offices. Answering phone call after … More Litany: Now What?