Category Archives: Wellness

Harvest Me

Fingers and toes begin like kernels of corn and pods of peas, making the grown ones giggle and coo. I never knew any of you when the world introduced you and you were so new. God kept count of each … Continue reading

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What Will Never Be Known

She shuffles flat footed on her clunky feet, trousers dragging at the back a leash in one hand attached to one round white poodle. Tail wagging following every step she takes, every step an adventure. One hand pushes the shopping … Continue reading

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Wistful Recollections and Candid Confessions

As a child I wished that the people around me understood me. As a teenager I wished that I understood myself. As a young adult I wished that I understood the world. As a middle aged woman I finally understood … Continue reading

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Sand Dancing

My heart seeks the deep grey sea, gulls flying and screaming, shells jamming their smooth edges between my toes. Grasses swaying in a humid breeze and sand dancing a waltz with the tide. That horizon there, is a meeting I … Continue reading

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Jugular

The lion kills for life, and life is rarely grateful. We will hold fast our fingers clasped tight like kites were flying, like the cracks in boulders held our weight. Do you see heart there in the thin shadows? Do … Continue reading

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Mallets Made Of Glass

And what good could it do you to forge your anvil made of iron with your muscles bulging and your sweat blotting patterns in the concrete below your arm? The mallet is made of glass, you fool and so your … Continue reading

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Grow Up To Show Up

I want to start a revolution. How about this one: Grow Up To Show Up (G.U.T.S.U) I’m pretty sure most of you are really tired of hearing about deadbeat/absentee fathers and the children who grow up without them; this worldwide … Continue reading

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