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.
A couple weeks ago as I explored a new (to me) trail at Sunrise I quietly said my goodbyes. I had guessed it would be my last adventure here until late next summer. The road to Sunrise closes with the first big snow and doing the math based on my schedule and the weather forecast,… Continue reading Truly Madly Deeply
What a hard week. Sometimes taking a step back is really taking a step forward. Today was like a big leap ! Summerland is one of my favorite hikes and Laura is one of my favorite people. Kismet ! The forecast was pretty iffy for the day. Showers, clouds, rain … we didn’t care. The… Continue reading The Threads That Hold Us Together
It has been a challenging couple of weeks. Smoke, haze and outright unhealthy time outdoors. I almost passed on a hike today. I had to be up by 3:15 am and I haven’t been sleeping well at all. Last night I felt the cumulative effect of all of those factors. But it’s Mount Rainier. And… Continue reading I Can Breathe !!