Let's Bake

Let's Bake

She took stock of where she was and decided comfort is as simple as creaming butter and whisking eggs, ordinary tasks that women have carried out for years. Satisfaction came as the room filled with the scent of vanilla. She was fine. They would be, too. ~Jacqueline Healthy Banana Bread It’s easy to make. My […]

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beauty, hope, inspiration, Inspiration, Beauty, Life, life, say it

Beauty surrounds us. It’s a found nest, tossed from the trunk of an old oak. It’s innocence and a lack of sophistication. It’s crocus shoots breaking through frosted hardpan or a child’s scribbled note. It’s a falling star and the crush of rose. It’s kisses and rain, the words of a poet. It’s simple and […]

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excerpt from a scene, strong women

Tail Lights

I watched him leave, the tail lights of his Coupe de Ville, slipping over the hill. It was here, at the base of an asphalt drive, I learned a truth. If you must leave: a place, a person, somewhere or someone you have attached memories, leave fast. Never look back. ~ Anna

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charm, words

Only

“Tell me, What do you want?” Shall I give you eyes to see? Gentle moments that follow one another like pearls slipping off string. The essence of crushed rose after dusty rain Dusty oils Honey served on a silver spoon? Only rubbed back essentials, darling Only your patina soul. ~Anna

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memoir

The sky cries, tears, for all the lost boys. Rain splashes upon pavement, forming puddles, which stream tiny rivulets, canals of water. Gravity, that inevitable force, beckons the water home. Listen, as it rushes, through the storm drains. There was a time I would have folded newspaper into the shape of a boat, grabbed my […]

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