This Great Tenderness

We didn’t get around to Christmas cards this year, but come January, when the real depth and breadth of winter set it, I started making paper Cardinals.  They made me happy in the same tangible, heart-happy way playing the Ukulele does.  The crimson card...

When Love Visits

He stood on one side of the wide doorway, between the cafeteria and cafe, and I sat on the other with my twin boys.  An old man, he was drawn in by my little boys’ antics, “Sweet,” he called them. Right there he opened the story of his life, his...

Obedience? (Wow Stars, Paint and Billy Joel)

“Only the good die young . . .” – Billy Joel That song by Billy Joel always irked me, catchy though it is, because I was one of the good girls, always.   // “I’m tired of following the rules all the time,” I told my husband, standing in the kitchen on a...

On Our Anniversary (Let’s Dance)

I’ve seen better days, dripping down your face.  We don’t have to talk, let’s dance.  – Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros We’re fourteen years in – seven years without kids and seven years with – so it feels like...

Love that Carries (a Sketch)

He looks tall, to me, and burly, like someone who played football in high school.  Gray-haired, with some extra weight around the middle, he carries his daughter to school every day through the long winter months, wrapped in a blanket. I saw him this morning, as...
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