12 Years

12 Years

"You will lose someone you can't live without, and your heart will be badly broken, and the bad news is that you never completely get over the loss of your beloved. But this is also the good news. They live forever in your broken heart that doesn't seal back up. And you come through. It's [...]

The Matriarch

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 [...]

Christmas Eve Memories

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 [...]

2019 Ode to Summer

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 [...]