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Ten Years: Letters and Grief

“You have moments of grief in life, and if you can put pen to paper and capture that, that’s something wonderful. I can revisit actual songs about past deaths, and I know that emotion is as true now as it was then.” ~ John Lydon Letters Letter writing. It is a dying art form, replaced by Facebook statuses and hundreds ….

The Matriarch

“Death has its revelations: the great sorrows which open the heart open the mind as well; light comes to us with our grief. As for me, I have faith; I believe in a future life.” ~ Victor Hugo Saying Good-bye  This past weekend, my family and I gathered to say good-bye and pay homage to our matriarch, my grandmother. Good-byes ….

Christmas Eve Memories

“T’was the night before Christmas, when all through the house, not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse.” ~ Clement Clarke Moore Christmas Eve Merry Christmas Eve! I can not believe we are FINALLY here and that Santa! (said in Buddy the Elf’s voice, which just so happens to be on as I write this) is coming tonight! After ….

A Scarred Heart: Nine Years

“Cause, here’s the thing: To know how it ends And still begin to sing it again As if it might turn out this time I learned that from a friend of mine” ~ Hadestown  A hole in your heart Grief fucking sucks. It is depressing and messy and eternal, or at least lasts as long as you breathe on this ….

2019 Ode to Summer

“We know that in September, we will wander through the warm winds of summer’s wreckage. We will welcome summer’s ghost.” ~ Henry Rollins Hello September How is it we are already in September? Where did summer go? I know I always say that, but I truly feel like it was just yesterday I was stressing the eff out as I ….

Until We Meet Again Concrete Jungle

“I have self-doubt. I have insecurity. I have fear of failure. I have nights when I show up at the arena and I’m like, ‘My back hurts, my feet hurt, my knees hurt. I don’t have it. I just want to chill.’ We all have self-doubt. You don’t deny it, but you also don’t capitulate to it. You embrace it.” ….

Merry Christmas 2018

“Christmas, my child, is love in action. Every time we love, every time we give, it’s Christmas.” ~ Dale Evans ‘Tis The Season Merry Christmas everyone! For those who celebrate, I hope it is a day of joy, celebration and love. And for those who don’t, may you still have an amazing and joyful day filled with love. While I ….

My Grown-Up Tree

“Christmas is a season for kindling the fire for hospitality in the hall, the genial flame of charity in the heart.” ~ Washington Irving Christmas Happy If you have followed me on social media or even this blog you know I am Christmas happy. I get so giddy around this time of year. Even my nephews were rolling their eyes ….

Dear Sugar: Eight Years

“Both within the family and without, our sisters hold up our mirrors: our images of who we are and of who we can dare to be.” ~ Elizabeth Fishel Dear Sugar, I thought many times how I was going to commemorate this day. Every time I sat down to write, nothing seemed right. Eight years isn’t one of those magical ….

What DO I Wear: Easter Florals

“Holy darkness, blessed night, heaven’s answer hidden from our sight. As we await you, O God of silence, we embrace your holy night.” Happy Easter Everyone!  I hope everyone is having an amazing Easter, and if you don’t celebrate an amazing weekend! Easter has always been one of my favorite holidays. It is a true celebration and melding of spring, ….

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