It doesn't feel much like Christmas. At least, that's how I've been feeling. December seems to have rushed by in a flash. I've only managed to put up the Christmas tree last week, and now here we are. People just seem constantly tired and irritable. I can't say I'm any better. Maybe it's still COVID,… Continue reading A Silent Night
All Hallows' Eve, or Halloweenas we have come to know, A time of year, in sunswept falland autumn's gracious glow. The leaves are falling from their trees,the skies are darker still. And come this night of fun and fright,the children eat their fill. For if you dress up to impress,much candy shall you get. But… Continue reading All Hallows’ Eve
I didn't sleep well last night. I don't know why. Was it the food? Was it the wine? Maybe. It's more likely that my brain had a hundred things inside of it all going off at once. Do you know what that's like? Of course you do. Everybody has those moments at some point. Anxiety… Continue reading Monster
There was a time that I had believed Winter to be a loving and caring sister to Autumn; maybe lovingly wrap her sister in a thick blanket and tuck her in for a long nap. I'd always imagined that she would gently sing lullabies to her sister until she fell asleep. Then, as Autumn took… Continue reading The True Face of Winter
When you've had a tough year, it's important to remind yourself that good things can still happen.
When you find yourself lost, the real journey can finally begin.
Do you remember when we used to sit beneath the willow? The big one with the branches drooping into the water? It seemed almost like it had dipped its fingers into the slow, cool current just to get some relief from the summer heat. We used to sit beneath the bough of that tree and… Continue reading The Weeping Willow
There is no better or worse companion than the one they call Summer. I, myself, have had several encounters with her and I must admit that she continues to confuse me. Everybody always looks forward to seeing her as she brings warmth and lights up the air around her. But I know better. She is… Continue reading My Life With Summer
The night slowly wakens the sun gently falls The dark has me shaken my skin fiercely crawls I find myself lonely the forest so dim Soon all kinds of creatures sing their haunting hymn The trees reach above me their branches all curled I'm frightened and jumpy from this ghostly world The ground foul and… Continue reading Fireflies
The slick bus doors hissed and swung open, compelling Martha to look up as a man she knew descended the stairs. Her breath caught and she froze, not knowing what to do as she felt his gaze fall upon her. Hesitantly, she brushed a few wet strands of auburn hair away from her face, sending… Continue reading Moments: In the Cold