It’s Not Normal To Be Happy All The Time

“Emotions, in my experience, aren’t covered by single words. I don’t believe in “sadness,” “joy,” or “regret.” Maybe the best proof that the language is patriarchal is that it oversimplifies feeling. I’d like to have at my disposal complicated hybrid emotions, Germanic train-car constructions like, say, “the happiness that attends disaster.” Or: “the disappointment of […]

You’re Gone And I Still Miss You

“If I had a flower for every time I thought of you… I could walk through my garden forever.” ~ Alfred Tennyson Yesterday was July 4. It’s our niece’s birthday. It was our first dog Charlie’s birthday, Charlie who is now Harry. And it was Kate’s birthday. Kate was such a dear friend. I met her hanging […]

Filling Up The Well

“Rest and self-care are so important. When you take time to replenish your spirit, it allows you to serve others from the overflow. You cannot serve from an empty vessel.” ~ Eleanor Brownn   This past week I’ve given all I had and then some. I was glad to do it, and grateful to be […]

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