Photo Credit: Yi Wei @ Unsplash His wife believed herself prescient, Choosing a helmet for his head. She'd rather see his long hair cropped, Than to mourn him when he is dead. While he opted to wear the helmet, It makes him feel less than a man. But as the cars rush past the bicycle... Continue Reading →
You Have to Trust Somebody: What Do You See?
Image Credit: Noah Buscher@ Unsplash Alone on the precipice, looking down in fear at the ripple marks on the rocks, I wanted to reach for the rescue represented by the outstretched hand. But trusting others is a challenge for me and has been so since childhood, When I suffered so horribly from ugly conquests that... Continue Reading →
Returning to the Real Me
Fort in St. Augustine Florida February 2021 Shaking, she read the document, a testimony to her impregnable faith in herself: Dissolution of Marriage. The nightmare was over! John had shown no regard for her wanting to return to being a nurse practitioner, an honorable profession that bolstered her self-esteem. He'd controlled her with muscle and... Continue Reading →
Loving Others Makes the World Beautiful
Image credit to Tathanhtuan@Pixabay My husband says I view the world through rose-colored glasses, Because I believe that there is more good than bad in this wondrous world. To me, God created an orderly universe, open and free for each one of us, And the hatred that often pervades our lives doesn't discourage this old... Continue Reading →
Fandango Flash Fiction Challenge #106
Photo from Google Home Photo Frame The exalted mountains smile at the hopeful scene below them! Robust bisons now fill the valleys where once roamed their dead kin. No invoice was given to Mother Earth for the land sale or her losses, But, nature, in her sprightliness, endures despite the greed of men. Written for... Continue Reading →
A Joyful Place: What Do You See #68
Photo Credit: Richard Kasperowski @ Unsplash By the lily pond, I have peace and solitude. Nature captivates. Columns of green leaves, Combined with golden fishes, Color o'er our pain. So, I'll sit down here And listen to the frogs sing. Internal joy found . Written for the What Do You See #68 from Keep It... Continue Reading →
How Did America Get to Such a Disrespectful Place?
Douglas and I had received the Pfizer vaccinations on yesterday, and after sitting for 15 minutes afterwards to ensure we had no severe reactions, we were allowed to leave. I didn't even feel the inoculation, having a wonderful young nurse who knew her craft. Feeling happy to have the process started and with the day... Continue Reading →
Walking Outside is Great for Weight Loss Goals and Finding Peace!
Part of the Silver Comet Trail The epitome of exercise for me is walking on a trail through the woods. Douglas and I have been walking on different segments of the Silver Comet Trail near our home. The trail listed in the photo above was an off-shoot that we decided to try, as we both... Continue Reading →