I slept in this morning. I went to bed after 11 pm because the explosions from the fireworks were relentless until then. After Kelly heads to bed it’s supposed to be my quiet time. I pull out my journal, sift through the letters I’ve received and write away. On May 24th they… Continue reading Facebook
The opening of Stevens Canyon Road is an important marker in my world these days. It says spring is coming to an end and long days of exploring are on the horizon. My best friend joined me this morning for a romp on the forest trails of Mount Rainier National Park. We left Auburn around… Continue reading Trail of the Shadows Rampart Ridge
Long before I met Kelly I dated a woman I’ll call J. I saw her as my intellectual and emotional equal and she had this wild streak that I thought was bold and daring. Who doesn’t like bold and daring ? We didn’t have a long courtship. Turns out that emotional side of her was… Continue reading #throwbackthursday
Last night I fumbled through the stacks of paperish things I had sitting out in my art room. I pulled them out of boxes and drawers last week. My friend Jen and I were doing a little inventory. Making a plan. That was Wednesday. Thursday she was gone. I was touching each thing last night… Continue reading A Few Quarters
At the temple there is a poem called “Loss” carved into the stone. It has three words, but the poet has scratched them out. You cannot read loss, only feel it. –Arthur Golden I’m grinding my teeth again and sleep is elusive. I fumbled around last night looking for my nightguard. It wasn’t… Continue reading Broken Road
I have no words. More loss. I don’t know where to put it all anymore.