Category: Non-Fiction

Published on October 29, 2022

Shadows of Silk

Smooth shadows of silk brush along her legs. She is seven years old and her mother has finished sewing her first gown. It is pale blue with silver pleats and feels like butterflies against her […]

Moments of Mindfulness
Snapshots
mother and daughter

Published on October 25, 2022

Winter Hours – Most Unpredictable

I felt Her closing up shop last night. After weeks and months of being on display, open and wide, She was done. “Close me up. Put me away for a while. Let me eat my […]

Creativity
Moments of Mindfulness
Closed sign on the door "come back soon"

Published on October 21, 2022

Life or Death. Really?

I woke up the other day with a big knot in my stomach. Not really a surprise, as I’d been expanding at a tremendous rate for the past months and was bound to hit some “upper […]

Transformation
In Between
woman leaping between two mountains

Published on October 16, 2022

You Are the Obstacle Course I Avoid

You are the obstacle course I avoid,The detour I make,The abyss I elude. Because it hurts so much to think of you, and to not think of you.  I haven’t figured that out yet.   You are in […]

Grief
empty bed with sunlight coming thru the slats

Published on October 14, 2022

Moments of Mindfulness

We walked the other day, just me and my mother. We walked from one sunny end of the street to the end of the block, where my red car was parked. We didn’t walk too far […]

Aging
Moments of Mindfulness
tabby cat peeking through jasmine

Published on March 18, 2021

Ode to Bobcat

On Sunday morning I let my cat out the front door.  Later that afternoon, I heard him yowling in the backyard to come in.  I opened the door and was surprised to see he was limping, unable […]

Aging
Dying
Grief
Musings
Revelations

Published on March 12, 2021

It Aint No Fairytale

Once upon a time, there was a girl who met a boy.  They got married and had a child and lived happily, give or take, for a long time.  Then one day, in the middle of May, […]

Creativity
Garden Journal
Grief
Musings

Published on March 11, 2021

Capturing the Rain

As of this morning, March 11, we’ve had a scattering few days of rain here in Southern California.  I check the weather forecast regularly starting in November, which is supposed to be the beginning of our […]

Garden Journal
Nature

Published on March 10, 2021

I Can’t Fail

They say that each project we undertake has an energy, a soul of its own.  A bit like marriage.  There is me, there is you, and there is Us.   As I start on this journey, this new […]

Creativity
Garden Journal
Moments of Mindfulness
Nature

Published on March 06, 2021

My Artist and Me

My Artist is sitting in an armchair sipping a cup of tea.  Her legs are curled up under her and there is a cozy yellow blanket piled on top.  She is watching her sweet Girl wriggle and […]

Creativity
In Between
Musings
Revelations
Writing