Used to be Love, Flowers, and Goodbye Tildie slowly exhaled and closed her laptop. Every morning after meditations, she checked her emails and social media. Now and then Tildie would come across the story of the eighty-year-old man who walked five miles to have breakfast with his wife in a memory care facility. When people … Continue reading Why Bring Flowers?
The focus I joined a new book club because I like to read and discuss books with likeminded people. A book club offers the opportunity to explore books and authors that wouldn’t otherwise catch my attention, and I was glad to find this one through my local writers’ group. The club’s focus is Twentieth Century … Continue reading A Book Review from a Writer’s Book Club
My Dearest Bobby, It’s been almost half a century since we last saw each other or since we shared about our lives and yet I looked for you a few years back when I found myself in a new city without friends. Where have all my young friends gone, long time passing? How I had … Continue reading The letter I never wrote
Twinkle, twinkle little star, how I wonder what you are. Up above the world so high, like a diamond in the sky… or as my fifteen-month granddaughter sings it “kakle, kakle, sahh, ahh, ahh.” Don’t judge. Her mother grew up in New England where people say “Pahk yah, cahs in Hahvahd Yahd.” It could … Continue reading Twinkle little star. A to Z Challenge
FROM MY MEMORY BOX PRECIOUS GEMSTONES (A Tribute to my mother) Precious gemstones, sparkling blue-green Embedded in chiseled ivory Shimmering reflections of the sea Vibrant and alive; brave and defiant. Gold sun flecks, intricate details Dancing on the waves of life Hidden secrets of tales untold Projection of love’s warm, gentle kindness. Behind the windows … Continue reading AtoZ Challenge P is for PRECIOUS