memoir

“She’s cross-eyed.” “Aren’t we all!” Pandemic Painting #7 ‘Jacqueline’

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memoir

Women

Women are posting black and white photographs in support of their personal commitment to lift up other women. The highlight reminds us of the importance of self love, the beauty of sacrifice, our independent and collective strength and wisdom. When we are kind to ourselves: body, mind, and spirit, it shows as raw and real. […]

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memoir

Summer felt as Winter. On that grey morning, I cried. I cried because in that moment I knew: I’d have beat down the gates of Hell for him and he simply forgot. He forgot the songs we sang, rock candy, and sand. And me. He forgot me. draft entry from a scene

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garden, Inspiration, Beauty, Life, memoir

Simple Goodness

If you had climbed the high fence that surrounded our back yard, and peeked over, you’d have noticed a garden. Tomato plants stood, tall and staked, ruby orbs shadowing the sunniest wall. Lazy bees slept in lavender bushes. A clump of chives grew in one corner of the plot. As children, we snipped the verdant […]

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memoir

Drop your sufferings, one by one Spent petals from late summer’s bloom. Watch, as the cloud of witness opens to reveal light. Let words shatter time and space. You matter. Our arms wrap you in the dark, rock you through the stormy sea. For you are ours, sweet darling Pull the arrow from your heart. […]

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memoir

Painting In Pandemic Times

“But nobody is visually naive any longer. We are cluttered with images, and only abstract art can bring us to the threshold of the divine.” ― Dominique De Menil, The Rothko Chapel: Writings on Art and the Threshold of the Divine Try something new, she said. These are challenging times. Most of us remain under ‘lockdown’ due to […]

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