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Hugs

October has been a month of hugs in my circle, and I’ve made the most of every one of them. Seeing old friends and family, celebrating moments together, absorbing loss together. Hugs come in all shapes and sizes, just like people do. But there are a few that stand out: Hello hugs are the best,…

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When There Is Impulse and Time

What gentle echoes,half heard soundsthere are around here..You place yourself insuch relation you heareverything that’s said. Take it or leave it.Return it to a particularcondition. Thinkslowly. Seethe things around you, taking place..I began wanting a senseof melody, e.g., followingthe tune, became somehowan image, then several,and I was watching those thingsbecoming in front of me..The you…

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Where Deep Roots Grow

From the bottom of my heartOff the coast of CarolinaAfter one or two false startsI believe we found our strideAnd the walls that won’t come downWe can decorate or climb or find some way to get aroundCause I’m still on your sideFrom the bottom of my heart— Jimmy Buffett, Coast of Carolina Long-term relationships are…

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Gone From My Sight

I am standing upon the seashore.A ship at my side spreads her whitesails to the morning breeze and starts for the blue ocean. She is an object of beauty and strength.I stand and watch her until at lengthshe hangs like a speck of white cloudjust where the sea and sky cometo mingle with each other….