today was the first day that I lifted from the cold earth up to the clouds and felt my heart go light like sand between my fingers and discovered what wonder is to be traversed when we unfasten our gaze from the weight of fear Advertisements Continue reading my new freedom
But – I am learning that even fragile hopes like dandelions must sometimes disperse into dozens of pieces in order that more life new hopes bigger dreams can grow. Continue reading dandelion dreams II
sometimes my dreams seem like dandelions ready to fly away at the softest whisper ready to fall apart at one fleeting touch Continue reading dandelion dreams
“Did you just spill your drink on the couch?” Papa Ernst peeked around the doorway after a brief eruption of noise came from the living room where I was sitting. Fear seized me. I scooted over just enough to cover the pool of soda that had collected like a sad puddle of oily rain on the … Continue reading Learning the art of mistake-making.
If you were to take a little seed, no matter how many times you will it to be a tree in a given day, a tiny speck of matter it would remain. You see, the period of growth, attention, and care from both man and nature required to transform that little seed into a big tall … Continue reading I’m not who I will be, and nor is he.
prompt: shadow If you’re with me, if you don’t leave my side, like my shadow at noonday, then I think, I really do believe, that I can do it. I’ll make it. But only if you’re with me. Continue reading If you’re with me
Prompt: scars If you follow the curve Up to the crease of her elbow And send shivers down her spine You will find The raised skin Speaks of a time Devoid of caution and suspense It was just straightforward Headlong Merriment But little legs aren’t meant to climb Tall, ancient oaks Like a monkey or … Continue reading Memoir of a Scar