Life I never had as a bird

Ocean below in vibrant blue, Waves crashing along the shoreline. Rocks to rest, fish to eat, The sun above with a bright shine. The wind blows to aid my flight, Up higher and higher I go. Above the clouds with delight, Diving and rising, to and fro. How amazing that would be, Adventure without a…

Do Not Despair

When you find yourself cocooned in isolation and despair And cannot find your way out of the darkness, remember that This is similar to the place where caterpillars go to grow their wings.

In memory of a friend…

She threw her head back in laughter as I failed my attempt to convince her of my destitution. As her head came forward, to address my self-pity, she brushed her hair back behind her right ear. “My dear friend”, she said, as she stared deep into my soul, “no one is perfect because there is…

Amica mea musa (my friend and muse)

I find myself thinking of you more and more every day. At first it was just an occasional thought prompted by a photograph or hearing your name. Now, it is daily and sometimes even hourly; every memoria more elevated than the one before. All of my senses are heightened to an almost uncontrollable ache that…

Speaks for itself…

I normally do not find myself in cemeteries but I found this to be an exception. The Rose Hill Cemetery in Macon, GA was extraordinary. I was curious as to the historical side of this place more so than the gravestones. Yet, while walking through the area, I found myself in awe of the beauty…

Graduation Day

It was a long winding, crazy road – trying to get my Bachelor’s. There were times I felt I couldn’t go on, having 4 children and trying to hold on to my honor’s GPA, was quite a chore! Thanks to my amazing supportive husband and best friend, I finished – with honor’s too. I also…

Think about it…

To use something as elegant as a tree (for paper)… they make oxygen, sequester carbon, fix nitrogen, distill water, accrue solar energy as fuel, make complex sugars and food, create micro-climates, provide shade and shelter, self replicate, change color with the seasons… let’s knock that down and write on it?

The Crucible @ THS

I’ve now had the privilege, no… honor, to watch the drama class at Taos High School perform The Crucible, twice. After watching the 1996 movie with Winona Ryder and Daniel Day-Lewis, I can honestly say that I was a bit concerned. This movie is based upon the amazing play, written by Arthur Miller. This is…

Only a brief moment…

My husband and I decided to take a much, over-due drive out to Valle Vidal, NM. At first, I was a little disappointed that this turned out so blurry. Trying to capture this beauty, at night and while he was clearly not interested in posing for me, was more difficult than I could have anticipated….

Step inside a memory…

The band was playing their song. The people danced all around. Joyous. Happy. In laughter. Now, to capture this entire moment on film….