excerpt from a scene, Inspiration, Beauty, Life

Paeonia

Bees dance. If the sun is hot, you’ll swear they talk. “Walk barefoot through the garden until you find her,” they say. Paeonia. The bees have held back her stories and claimed her as one of their own. They beckon to follow beyond the fence of rose canes, thorns sharp. An ornate bird bath stands […]

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excerpt from a scene, heart, Inspiration, Beauty, Life, little soft moments

“When summer passes, and you ask, ‘What mattered most?’ I will say, Sweet basil on tomatoes plucked fresh off the vine. Roses, scented heavy with perfume, fairy children chasing fireflies at dusk, each whispered story a tapestry of wonder and joy. The constant presence of the stars at night and you.” “Me?” “You. My North […]

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brave, excerpt from a scene, writing

You asked how I knew. I told you. It’s simple. You are 35,000 feet above land, imagining all that could go wrong. Waiting for the drop. Yet, you feel safer than you have ever felt before. Safe enough, to rest on another. Safe enough to close your eyes, if only for awhile.

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beautiful words, excerpt from a scene, writing

I recall that morning. Everything was misty grey: the gravel road that kicked dust from the tires, the clouds above us, her sweatshirt adorned with the words, ‘Carmel- by-the-sea.’ We were so far north of Carmel. Desperate for a break, hoping to convince myself, fears are paper tigers come to play, I’d left the city […]

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beauty, excerpt from a scene, heart and soul, hope

Birdsong

Birdsong breaks silence, an ode to Hope. Blossoms adorn the gnarled branches of a Cherry tree: sugar pink, fleeting. Lily of the Valley breaks humble ground, pure and white, crushed by careless footsteps and coveted by tiny hands, a bespoke bouquet. Beauty so tender, her heart aches.

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brave, excerpt from a scene, inspiration, strong women, writing

“Listen, Child. Remember who we are: daughters of strong limbed women with imperfect hearts, makers and givers of life. Suffering to our dreams. Forming circles of comfort, sweet tea and honey. We cooked because we had to. Who else fed the children? Believers on a crooked path to a better life- a place where every […]

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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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dialogue, excerpt from a scene, say it, writing

You asked if I remembered. I said, “Not sure.” The truth? I never forgot. How to forget the moment I stood on the edge of reason: to leave, to stay. Your smile lit the world. Wherever you are, I hope the sun is shining. When winter calls, pause and recall my loving arms, wrapped ’round […]

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