father, heart, love

Once Upon A Dream

  The tumble of breaking waves are summoned in an instant. Although miles from an ocean, I still hear their sound. Water rushes forth. The notes settle, music one can’t forget. Pounding, rushing, and rolling. Mesmerized, I entangle with a force stronger than any I know. Long ago, in those moments of nature and youth, we […]

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memoir

A Dream

Her words written on an email~ I had a strange dream last night.  Tell me more, I wrote back.  These are her words. I was sitting on a beach, tracing shapes into sand, watching as the grains shifted, the sand bits refusing to stay put, rearranging themselves, she wrote. A man came into view.  He looked […]

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author, compassion, father, forgiveness, grief, heart, love, memoir, writing

December’s Words

Your last, whispered words spoken were, “I love you, honey.” It is as if the words floated through the air between us and found their way inside, under my skin, pumped through my blood stream until they found their home.  The four little words tattooed on my heart. Those four little words have a surging, pulsating […]

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author, compassion, family, father, grandmother, heart, humanity, life lesson, love, memoir, mental health, poetry, positivity, reading, short story, son, writing

The Treasured Book of Words

This morning, I discovered a scrapbook containing snippets of poetry, phrases, and words.  My Grandmother, Alice’s little bespoke Book of Words. Wise words, words to ponder, words to inspire. Words that caught her eye.  I’m assuming that these words spoke to her.  From the poems depicting gardens of pansies, injured birds, rolling kittens, little boys, […]

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memoir

The Daily Prompt~ Junk

Daily Prompt: Clean House by michelle w. on September 29, 2013 Is there “junk” in your life? What kind? How do you get rid of it? Photographers, artists, poets: show us JUNK. A clean and tidy house calms me, assures that all is right with my world. Clean as in floors washed, dishes scrubbed, trash contained and […]

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