There are worlds We know nothing about, and we pass them and step on them and make grand judgements. But until we shrink ourselves and stretch ourselves into those worlds, we will never realize how real they are. They will only ever be imaginary lands we argue about. And we will only ever be … Continue reading Ridiculous
At the beginning of the year, I shared my plan to take joy in daily life. So far that's been going well. There was a rough patch in February where I had a few meltdowns per week, but hey, it's February. There's not much you can do. Spring is here, taking its first tentative steps. … Continue reading Springing
Time seems thinner in the spring. I mean, each year is a layer and usually the layers are too thick, too heavy to push aside and revisit. But in the springtime -- in the euphoria of sunshine every past soul has seen, of a fresh breeze every past soul has smelt, of tender sprouts every … Continue reading Springtime Travel
With the arrival of March, we enter "Still Winter", a season known to the rest of the world as "Spring", and one of the most depressing parts of the year in Western PA. The weather is a yo-yo. You can literally wear shorts one day and a parka the next (this week was like that). … Continue reading Everything is Beautiful
It's a warm sunny day here in Western PA, and I am sitting at the coffee shop with a glass of Mango Ceylon ice tea. Two of my sisters and I went out for Korean food. I've hadn't had it before, but let me tell you: Korean barbecue is the bestest. That green stuff is … Continue reading Spring Has Sprung, and So Do I.
Our boots squished in the spongy earth where tender green was growing. The air was rich with water, like breathing in a drink. Wait! Can you smell it? Peppery and damp, rich and delicate. Smell the dirt! We can at last.