Monthly Archives: December 2012

FROSTED windowpanes

I have friends in warm places who revel smugly in their steady 80-degree temps, green winter grass and year-round local fruit supply (often from their own yards). But they don’t have snow awnings. This is my term – if there’s … Continue reading

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FLIGHT, taking

My oldest sister made two promises to me during our final visit in a Boston hospital. She held my hands tightly, vowing fiercely to love me always, and said she would find me, after she was gone, no matter where … Continue reading

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FORGIVEN

Forgiveness is an energy that neutralizes the charge attached to a person or an event, releasing you and the person or event from the debt that is allegedly owed…. It is a complete letting go, like breathing a sigh of … Continue reading

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FEAR

When I am as overwhelmed as I am today I try to exhaust myself so I’ll feel nothing. I clean the house, bash a tennis ball, or work the exercise machines out in the barn until, as the band says, … Continue reading

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FRIED, so totally

I knew I had too much on my mind when I offered to vacuum my son’s pants for his military physical. I have vacuumed my dog on occasion, but just lightly with the hose, and only to combat prolific shedding. … Continue reading

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FOREIGN territory

Sometimes, no matter what the rest of your life looks like, you have a day where nothing fits the way you think it should and the things that you counted on as steady and reliable suddenly seem unfamiliar and uncertain. … Continue reading

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