Even When

Even When

She stood at the edge of the jagged cement slab.  The edges were chewed and chipped and stacked in giant Jenga fashion, teetering on the brink of collapse.  Nine o’clock in the morning had never felt so overwhelming and exposed.   Her eyes, wide with knowing and blank...
Wait For It

Wait For It

Spicy cinnamon scents of the season nearly shame us into draping our being and abode in orange, brown, and moody maroon.  Nervous breezes tease the leaves taunting them to hold tight while they still have a chance.   What is it about October that keeps...
Low Light

Low Light

She looked…well, perhaps a little undone, in the opinion of most.  Her hair tousled and haphazardly hand-smoothed away from her thin face.  No theme or reasoning just a take-it-or-leave-it style. Loose-fitting, loud patterned pants struggled with the paired...
Priceless Presence

Priceless Presence

What’s that – do I have a favorite child?  Well sure! Depending on the day, deed or just because, I convince each one of my four children, in a cross-your-heart-don’t-tell-the others sort of way, that he or she is forever my favorite. Short lived and worth...
A Beautiful UnCommon

A Beautiful UnCommon

Dissonance.  Incongruity. A controversy in what sounds right or makes sense.  Two ordinaries, totally normal by themselves, but when paired together, well, gets your attention.  A lack of acceptable harmony between notes. Peanut butter and pickles. A...