One Thin Slice

In the week leading up to Thanksgiving, Mema and Momma cleaned the house from top to bottom. Mema dug out the Thanksgiving tablecloths and napkins and her heavy gold flatware. We rearranged all the furniture to make room for extra tables to hold all the food. With 22 family members coming, Thanksgiving was a special…

Be There

She saw another picture got a postcard in the mail was told to hold the spot for another time All these people  going places  where she wishes she could be there Texts sent feet in the sand drink in hand beautiful mountains of Ireland a cathedral in Spain saxophone playing in Greece There’s a part…

People,Paulo, Perspective

Paulo Coelho wrote- “No one loses anyone, because no one owns anyone. That is the true experience of freedom and loyalty.” These words stuck a chord with me and I  pondered the depth and scope of what it means to lose, to own, to love, to understand and to have freedom. It wasn’t enough for…

Missing Pieces

I placed a 550 piece puzzle on the coffee table at my massage studio and encouraged the clients that were waiting to put it together, to find the pieces and fit them into place, to search and seek and to use their mind and hands in a productive, creative way. After a week, I came…

Flowers and Faith

Yesterday,my client was running just a few minutes late which gave me time to walk outside and look at the flowerbeds and the empty pots. I stood there in the front yard, and adjusted the single pot of pansies, and picked up the picture that had the saying, “Life is a journey..enjoy it.” engraved on…

This Is What It Looks Like

I hear it all the time, ” You don’t look your age,” and I have always just smiled and took it for a compliment but yesterday I got to thinking .. and I realized something about what that meant. This is what it looks like. There ya go. That is it.   Isn’t this something that…

Bright Pink Scarf

Week after week on Sunday mornings I show up Walk right through the door get another cup of coffee and take a seat down as close as I can be just like I’m supposed to do holding my head up high holding AVA tight None of the church ladies and certainly not the men have…