I set the oven to 425 degrees. And wait. Impatient as always, I pace the kitchen. Glaring in the oven’s direction. Willing it to beep, beep, beep. Sometimes the indoors make me itchy. Deep down into my soul. A rash. Burning me alive. And so, I walk, barefooted down to the small and winding stream…… Continue reading Cellophane
It is that time of year. The time when we reflect on the good, the bad, the ugly, and everything in between. And we make plans for a new beginning, a re-birth of sorts. But I try very hard not to wait until this time of year, endeavoring to steal a precious moment here and…… Continue reading Reflections: Life, Death, and Resolutions
Sometimes you want to pull your hair out. And run. Escape. Get as far away from the daily grind as you can. People wish their lives away waiting, waiting, waiting for five o’clock, for Friday, for the weekend, for that vacation scheduled in the far too off future. Always in search of the future, never…… Continue reading Far Away
I can’t say that I love the sun. Yet I can’t say that I hate it. And saying that I feel impartial to it doesn’t really suffice either. If the sun and I were in a relationship on Facebook, I’d probably list us as “it’s complicated.” For many years, the sun made me feel vulnerable…… Continue reading The Sun
There is time. It’s one of the first mantras I created when I began meditating years ago. Relaxation was a dirty little word that didn’t frequent my vocabulary. I didn’t watch television for fear of the heavy blanket of guilt that would wrap itself around me. After all, wasn’t there something more productive I could…… Continue reading There is Time
Pop! Pop! Pop pop pop! I squeeze my eyes closed as tight as I can. Bring the soft down blanket up to my face. Just as ma had taught me all those years ago. Pop pop! My heart knocks on the door of my chest. Begging to be let out. And so I take a…… Continue reading Choices – A Short Story
It’s funny how our perception of things changes as life changes us. I’ve always prided myself on being what I thought was “healthy.” But with each passing year, I have begun to ask myself what is health; specifically, what makes a person healthy? Without digging too deep, my initial, superficial answer was someone who was…… Continue reading What is Health?