Lovely little deaths

Why do you stay in prison when the door is so wide open? Rumi Autumn has always been my favorite season. I live in New England, and autumn in New England is spectacular.  The crisp blue days, the… Read More

Hinges

The small woman Builds cages for everyone She Knows. While the sage, Who has to duck her head When the moon is low, Keeps dropping keys all night long For the Beautiful Rowdy Prisoners Hafiz I spent the… Read More

The lost.

“No one can tell what goes on in between the person you were and the person you become. No one can chart that blue and lonely section of hell. There are no maps of the change. You just… Read More

Poem

That you are here—that life exists and identity, That the powerful play goes on, and you may contribute a verse. Walt Whitman Today marks three years since the massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut- a… Read More

Gone Away is the Blue Bird

It’s coming on Christmas, They’re cutting down trees. They’re putting up reindeer And singing songs of joy and peace, Oh, I wish I had a river I could skate away on. Joni Mitchell Almost two years ago, on… Read More

The Climb

Sometimes I feel like I’ve never been nothing but tired And I’ll be walking Till the day I expire Sometimes I lay down No more can I do But then I go on again Because you asked me… Read More

Exactly That Bad

Someday you’re gonna look back on this moment of your life as such a sweet time of grieving. You’ll see that you were in mourning and your heart was broken, but your life was changing… Elizabeth Gilbert During… Read More