excerpt from a scene, heart, light, love, writing

~ draft scene Early morning sunlight crept in through the open window and kissed her on the shoulder. He watched her sleep. Studied each soft inhale and exhale of  breath, traced a lock  of hair across the pillowcase.  The hair she refused to cut. Her signature, a self-styled rebellion against time and fashion mores. Light […]

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compassion, heart, humanity, love, words

If only I could bring you back, start you over.   I’d tell you: ‘worth’ isn’t a tailored suit, a fancy car, or the next big deal.   It’s about the ones who sit with you in the dark, count stars, and hear you in your silence.   It’s about the ones who find you, […]

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ancestry, beautiful heart, brave, enchanted, forgiveness, gratitude, heart, hope, humanity, life, light, love, poetic prose, positivity, strong women, tiny moments

Wonder

Pay attention, darling. Pause in the slightest movements of the universe, the subtle nuances, the unexplained happenings that you call, “lose threads.”  Like a ball of tangled yarn, these very moments twist and turn, specific to you, alone. Pay attention, darling. Stand brave and alone at the crossroad of life. Stay unflinching on the page. […]

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family, heart, love, memoir, short story, writing

The Snow Day

We sit together at the table and that is enough for us.  She holds her tattered blanket to her cheek.  The kitchen is cold, winter clings to the world outside the window.  Quiet surrounds the space as we imagine our day together.  It is a blank slate; there are no pressing commitments to keep.   It […]

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