“Life will break you. Nobody can protect you from that, and living alone won’t either, for solitude will also break you with its yearning. You have to love. You have to feel. It is the reason you are here on earth. You are here to risk your heart. You are here to be swallowed up. … More Sweetness

The Earl of Grey

This piece previously appeared in the November 2011 issue of Kalliope Magazine. *** This morning, Edgar wakes me.  Violet shadows blur the outlines of the walls and furnishings; all I see is the red light on the clock in the corner of my bedroom. 4:45 a.m.  I don’t need an alarm and never set one. … More The Earl of Grey

Just One Day

“We can judge the heart of a man by his treatment of animals.”  ~ Immanuel Kant Last night, as my dog sighed and curled up tight against the based of my back, I clearly heard a voice say, “Don’t worry. I’ve got your back.” And symbolically, as well as physically, I knew it was true. … More Just One Day