deferred

such anticipation the future, not blank, not black but festively wrapped   deferred. deferred. a dream deferred. the future a blur   this is how people lose faith. i was ready for something big, now it’s blank.   in a dark room there’s a light under the door i can’t see where it’s coming from   […]

feeling prosetic.

As the sun sets behind me, I watch the shadows grow over the foothills while I climb towards the horizon. I expect at any moment to top a hill and discover the mountain they lead to. At dusk, I realize there is no mountain on the horizon. I am the mountain. -CL

Happening now… 

I kid you not, I took these pictures in my house this morning.  We have a potluck at church today and I wanted to bring something healthy. An adult carrot slipped in!  But look what I found behind hubby’s backpack…  It is always an adventure here…  -CL 

i wish it were a hoax

I’ve been thinking, today (and off and on for the last ten years), that I wish my mom’s death were a hoax. While I know the truth in my head and in my heart… my mind still wanders sometimes. I believe it is human nature to hold on to hope. Maybe she ratted out an […]

Wise words. 

I’ve been thinking about something my grandad said to me when I was about 14 years old. Like most teenagers, I knew everything.     Over the years I’ve come to terms with a general discomfort with the fact that some things cannot be known, and now, rather than fear it, I’m humbled by it and captivated […]

10 years and a yellow butterfly

10 years ago I woke up and I heard voices in the other room. I knew what was happening and rolled over to tell my sister. I laid there and waited for them to come get us. I walked out to the living room and stood there while I tried to piece together a world […]

#snackagedon2015

CRITICAL ALERT: Supplies of squeezy applesauce packets from Costco have decreased to an unsustainable level. Supplies are expected to be depleted within the next 24 hours. There is an over abundance of goldfish crackers in the household, to the point that the population of children in the region are rejecting sustenance as a result. They […]