Learning to Fly

Earlier in my life I strived to be a good daughter…a good wife…a good mother…a good friend…strived to be good at everything…but the problem was….. in my pursuit to be seen by others as “good”…. I was giving away all my good stuff! For a long time I believed I could do it all…work, make … More Learning to Fly

Mementoes

Mementoes A few years ago as I was going through drawers searching for something lost, I found a number of small mementoes I’d tucked away, to be enjoyed only on the rare occasion when they were found as I was looking for something else. That day I decided to bring my mementoes into the light … More Mementoes

Spiritual Energy

Okay, this is kind of out there for most of us…so put on your “imagine this” hat and have a go at imagining an out of this world experience! “We are not human beings having a spiritual experience. We are spiritual beings having a human experience.” This saying of Pierre Teilhard de Chardin makes me … More Spiritual Energy

Birds of Spirit

Birds are willing messengers for spirit and they are the inspiration for this short poem. I wrote it for a friend a few years ago after she lost her mother. Spirit asks the bird…Will you fly for me? Fly to the side of those who miss me…tell them I am well…I am whole Tell them … More Birds of Spirit

Finding Beauty

In the beauty salon where I began my career there were a number of hairdressers who still had weekly clients who came to have their hair shampooed, set in rollers, dried under the hooded hairdryer, and then combed out and sprayed with enough hairspray to ensure that not one hair would fall out of place … More Finding Beauty

Thief of Grapes 

My first 12 years of life were spent at 2621 N. Chester, and when we weren’t camping in the Smoky Mountains over summer break, you would find me in our backyard which was a world of its own.   It was filled with the natural beauty of an enormous pussy willow bush, a peach tree, cherry … More Thief of Grapes