All her life he told her, “The sun rises in the West and sets in the East.” Maria followed her father anywhere. Hung on his every word and instruction. He had taught her so much over the past few decades, a lifetime of lessons. Story after story from his youth. Moral after moral learned from … Continue reading Uncharted
September 2006 I lay in bed next to my husband. Tears streamed quietly down my face, until choking them back became unbearable, and I began to sob. Startled, he muted the game and turned to me. “Babe, what’s wrong?” And I didn't know until the words started coming out. “I don’t know why I’m crying. … Continue reading Pink or The Blues?
Human nature. Finite. Marked by beginnings and ends. Will do's and did's. Verb. Tense. We spend so much time stating, swearing, pinky-promising this, that or the other. Waiting... Tomorrow. No Matter What. We pine, and plan, and pray our motives into existence. I think about the past year,But I don’t want to think about it. … Continue reading No Matter What.
Last night I lost my Wedding ring. Well, I should say engagement ring; my wedding band hasn’t fit in months. The horror, I KNOW! I don't know what happened. I've gained like 10 pounds... Oh right. The ring! So I was sitting in the car in traffic, listening to Drake: In My Feelings; and I … Continue reading Something Lost
Sometimes when you snore, I rest my hand on your arm, in the valley between your elbow and bicep. One more deep breath, exhale, and you are still. The warmth of my palm persuades you to rest easy. My hand slips away, to hide under my cheek. Minutes pass, and I lay uneasily in the … Continue reading Persuasive Sleep
Everyday there’s a new movement. Some new headline to get caught up in. Sad thing is, some are important issues, or are related to important issues, but people–actors, models, politicians, and regular joe’s, alike–get caught up in their own personal, but also very PUBLIC, agendas. They don’t accomplish much of anything. The boycott is a … Continue reading Boycott
I cuddle back under the sheets on your side of the bed after you leave with the kids to school. It's always a lil warmer than my side, and it's better for my shoulder I say. Bunch the t-shirt you wore last night around my neck. The soft aroma of your cologne and Dove soap … Continue reading Comfy T-shirt
"You're welcome to sleep. We just ask that you fasten your seatbelt in a way that it is visible to the crew. We will not wake you. Also, please close your window shade, as we will be flying into the sun."Whoa. Seriously? Phrasing. Smh.But she was right, we were flying into something. I was looking … Continue reading Window Seat
I pulled up to the house, the usually clank, clank as I rolled through the gate. Turned the radio down. Grabbed the wrapper from my breakfast biscuits, half full can of day old La Croix, and gas station receipts, some hard dried up play doh, and stuffed it in a plastic Walgreens bag. Car Key. Glasses. … Continue reading You Can’t Buy Everything
Recently, my best friend asked me what my favorite color was. Mind BLOWN! And I know what you are thinking, "What a bad friend!" WRONG! The reality is, I, super duper capitalized and emphasized I, didn't know the answer. If you ask my daughters about their favorite colors, they'll shoot an answer back to you … Continue reading My favorite Colour…