I can tell you the month and the year (if not the date) of every tragic, hard thing that has happened in my life. I can tell you where I was, what I was doing. I can tell you the emotion I felt prior to the other shoe dropping. I think that’s sad. It is… Continue reading Bookmark the positive
Here goes nothing. I just went back and read my words prior to 2016. And the final line of that blog was “here’s to a new year with space for all the things.” I just wrote four or five lines on how this statement wasn’t true. But I deleted them because I realized that this… Continue reading 2016: the last word pt2
We’ve reached the point in the end of the world/natural disaster/plane crash on a deserted island movie where the survivors are about to see the sunlight for the first time. They are bracing themselves. They know that the outside is still there because they can hear the wind and see scattered light in the midst… Continue reading Not the last word pt1
For the last few years, I’ve taken a moment to write some Christmas thoughts, to ponder, to wonder.Yesterday was full and lovely without a moment to sit and write. And that was 100% ok with me. Yesterday started before my alarm went off. I was cooking sausage and kneading dough before 9. I was sipping… Continue reading people gathered
I’ve been trying really hard to be thankful. I am person who can generally jump into gratitude. I am thankful I have a job that I mostly love, I have a roof over my head, clean water, food, and people in my life. But these days being thankful for 2016 is not natural. I feel… Continue reading What if I can’t be thankful?