I love the Summer Rain

I'm late in posting for Father's Day.   This is always one of my go-to happy memories. This is the original essay which was my tribute for Father’s Day a few years ago.  I condensed it for an assignment last week.  Please enjoy this version too. “I love the summer rain!” I shouted in my head … Continue reading I love the Summer Rain

Sweet Lemonade Out of Wrinkly Limes.

She was a gentle spirit who sang her prayers, but even the saintly have limits.  She was an artist, a singer, a storyteller.   She was a mother, a daughter, a wounded healer sought out by her neighbors for comfort and answers.  She was my hero, my teacher, my friend.   She was crafts and science projects … Continue reading Sweet Lemonade Out of Wrinkly Limes.

The letter I never wrote

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

Mental Health stories of courage and resilience Part 4

Y is for the true You inside This post is the last of the Mental Health stories that I will share in honor Mental Health Awareness Month.  As I’ve written earlier, these are memories I carry with me from past experiences. I hope that in reading these snapshots, you can get a glimpse of the … Continue reading Mental Health stories of courage and resilience Part 4

Upside Down – A to Z challenge letter U

  What happens when your world is upside down, and you feel like you are holding on to the edge with your fingertips? How do you manage to get back on top or at least get a better grip? The other day I received a message from a young man who I hadn’t spoken to … Continue reading Upside Down – A to Z challenge letter U

Twinkle little star. A to Z Challenge

  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

AtoZ Challenge P is for PRECIOUS

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