difficulties, humor, life, poem, poetry, strife

Get Out of My Face: Wonder Still Exists in This Space

One's getting braces, while the others are doing Lord knows what. Scratching this person's face, hitting that one's butt. Giving her a thrust, cashing him in on a bust. This one wants to be left alone, that one demands a phone. She says, "Get out of my face." He says, "You're all in my space."… Continue reading Get Out of My Face: Wonder Still Exists in This Space

life, waiting, writing

Wondering and Waiting

Yesterday afternoon, I was the eighth in the carpool lane to pick up the kiddos. Not long after I arrived, I turned off the engine. After all, we aren't supposed to let the car idle. It didn't take long before I felt like I was in a furnace. Outside temps pushed the upper nineties. I… Continue reading Wondering and Waiting

comic relief, life, life lessons, writing

The Best Cut

This past weekend, on our regular grocery shopping run, I wanted to pick up some sea scallops, because they were on sale. That day, loads of people wanted seafood. So, I waited. There was no organized line to speak of. It was first come first serve. When my turn was up, I stepped closer to… Continue reading The Best Cut

catastrophe, community, life, rebuilding

Catastrophe Converted

Watching a live feed of Notre Dame Cathedral engulfed in flames took me emotionally back to when I saw the smoke from the Twin Towers billowing and then collapse to the ground. I couldn't draw anything except short breaths. My heart raced. I might have even gritted my teeth. The fires grew. Angry red, orange,… Continue reading Catastrophe Converted