Making a life

The fireflies have appeared and flowers on the trumpet vine have blossomed. (I know they're invasive, but they're so beautiful, and they're taking over the yard, and the blooms attract hummingbirds. Such is the yin and yang of life.) Monday morning it was a refreshing 55 degrees as I surveyed my wild green yard. What …

6:25 a.m., The Boathouse, Gun Lake

The water like glass Reflects rippled clouds, a golden streak of sunlight; The lake bottom is clear, small bits of white shells like baby teeth strewn about. Black bugs pirouette above, briefly land to touch their partners: their silhouettes. A fish disturbs the surface, leaving popples as it dips back beneath. Something small -- a …

Fortunes and such

I stopped in for Chinese food after my prison writing workshop. This was in my fortune cookie. ☺️ When I posted a photo on Facebook, my friend, Nanette, responded, "You already have!" Bless you, Nanette. ❤️

‘Just do it’

I've neglected this space for two weeks. I wrote a little bit about the reason -- the birth of my granddaughter -- here. But that's only part of it. Honestly, I haven't felt much like writing. I lost my appetite for it. Maybe just briefly. Hopefully just briefly. Writing has always been my way in …

On a miracle

I've been off the grid for a wonderfully beautiful reason. My daughter, son-in-law and grandson welcomed a new baby into their family on Mother's Day! My granddaughter is perfect and precious, and I'm so grateful to have been with them for this miracle, which puts everything into a new perspective. As my friend, Jeannie, said, …

The ‘good girl’

So late last week, the Universe, in her infinite wisdom, presented a wonderful opportunity to practice "enoughness" -- to notice my thoughts on that topic with curiosity rather than judging myself as lacking. "Enoughness" is knowing and believing I am enough, without needing affirmation, confirmation, or even recognition from other people. It's a tough task …