Before the Birds

Just on the other side of the French doors, past the artificial light from the bronze lamp with the burlap shade, beyond the aroma of freshly brewed coffee and the warmth of a settled home dotted with breakfast-drowsy pets, lies my motivation for rising before the birds. A pair of estate sale wicker chairs with … More Before the Birds

Plan B

I have abandoned my writing most nearly a month now. At first I didn’t miss it, I felt I had nothing new to contribute and who was reading it anyway. But about a week in I got a little sad, longing for the click of the words across the blank screen. I busied myself with … More Plan B

Being of Light

  Cocoa Beach, FL You are made of light. I have seen it; when you were feeling a little sad and forgot to laugh it off. I saw it once when you didn’t feel good. You were too tired to apologize for…everything. There is no need to be sorry. Never apologize for being. When you … More Being of Light

Cycles

The earth is soaking in darkness, illusive. At once wicked and sacred. A match is struck, the glow of the flame barely visible on the horizon. I hold my breath. It’s going to come quickly now. Without  prompting or hesitation the glorious fiery orb makes its debut. Darkness relents to light. Its entrance slow and … More Cycles

The Road Between

Blue Springs State Park, Orange City, FL Overwhelmed. It’s a word I hear a lot – sometimes from others, sometimes it slips from my lips. During a recent such bout of the O word I endeavored to define it for myself. For many it just means there’s too much to be done and not enough … More The Road Between

Signs

        “The world is a book, and those who do not travel read only one page.” Saint Augustine Discovery Bay, Jamaica:  I share the photo of Jamaica because it was this trip that forced me to get my passport, taking me off the single page and thrusting me out into the world. … More Signs

Making Sense

Where you place your eyes is important. What you choose to look at throughout the day can shape your mood, your outlook and your life; if I may be dramatic. I think you know it’s true. We take our world in through our senses. We are very picky about what we eat. The softness of … More Making Sense