Finally, after three hours of sitting in silence, I came to bow before her. Kneeling, I gently placed my hands on her bare feet she had tucked beneath green silk and golden embroidery. A hundred pair of eyes before me and yet she looked at me with a fresh curiosity. (Picture: Mother Meera. Image from … More The meeting. (Fifty Challenge)
I woke up this morning feeling a bit beaten up from the weekend’s trials and tribulations. However, I have to say it was all melted away when I saw that one of my beautiful new followers, Christine (Tinfiniy and Beyond), had nominated me for the Versatile Blogger Award! This was a tough weekend blogging … More My first Award Nomination!
If you had seen me on the street 10 years ago, you may have thought, “What a perfect family.” You may have described us as happy, loving, clean, and beautiful. We had the perfect house, perfect beautiful children, we were all slim and healthy, we had money, we had it all. You may have even … More Judging a book by its cover.
This post is a continuation of my story, the last related post being, My Decent. My story is a cautionary tale in some sense. I came through it a better person, thankfully, and that is why I have chosen to tell it. I will be judged and that is OK. I will be embarrassed and … More A secret life.
Fishy smelling water. Odd, maybe, but not to me. I am truly swept back to my childhood when I am near water. The unmistakable smell of fish, green algae, and even a hint of gasoline, and I am transported back in time. It is my summers as a child, visiting my grandparents on Lake Wisconsin. … More Moments of Nostalgia Writing Challenge
I am surrounded. People of all shapes and sizes are pointed at me like beams of light. The lights bend only slightly when they reach me and then continue, as if they never felt the glitch. I am making my way up some famous street near Times Square. It is almost dark now and the … More The free ticket. (Time Machine Challenge)
Someone on Twitter recently asked if a name change was in order after a divorce. I quickly gave my response, but it prompted me to think about how my views on this subject have changed so much though out the years. I was 21 when I first married. I, of course, changed my name immediately. … More What’s in a name?
I don’t even recall what started our last argument. I do recall that it quickly progressed to my husband packing his bags. Which, by the way, still sit in the corner of the bedroom where they were tossed in exasperation. They are still there because he is too lazy to put them away, not because he … More Please refer to the “Divorce Plan”
I was recently having a conversation with an older friend of mine. She is married and divorced twice, with grown children. After a few glasses of wine, she began talking about her life and recent dating experiences. I briefly told her my story and how my second marriage is…well, questionable. Her first reaction was sadness, … More Slim pickin’s?
I am what I like to call an AOL casualty. Back in 1997, I was introduced to AOL and its dangerously addictive Instant Messaging and Chat Rooms. This new and exciting phenomenon was like a drug put in front of our faces. I partook of it like so many others. There were no warning labels, … More My decent…