Let It Rain!

I must admit, every time I look at the news and another man has been accused of sexual harassment -I am pleased.  I say, “Let it Rain!” I don't care who it is – a celebrity crush, a politician of my affiliated party, a comedian I think is a genius. If it is my father, …

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Space and Time

An intentional contrast to the bright modern décor of the rest of the house, an iron caged Edison light casts an amber hue on the dark navy walls but provides very little guidance as you step down through the doorway and begin your descent. You walk carefully, the steps are old and uneven.  Framed photographs …

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Jolie Laide – 30 Years Later

An earlier post described an experience of snooping where I discovered a journal entry describing me as Jolie Laide.    I was fifteen.  As an empath, I don't worry about what other people are thinking as much as I absorb so I was able to process what I was feeling.  Those few seconds were a …

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The Great Escape

I tried to run away today. My daughter sat on my bed and watched me pack. She told me it was probably a good idea for me to leave since I seemed so upset. This sort of hurt my feelings, but then she added, “This is how I felt last night, I understand” and I …

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Street Smart

Tidying up after my daughter's sleepover last weekend, I picked the iPad up off the basement floor and as the cover flopped open, the screen woke to the browser history window:  ARE YOU SURE YOU WANT TO DELETE THIS HISTORY? The perpetrator had neglected to hit that final YES and showing alongside the question was …

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You Know That Feeling??

You know that feeling you're in a group waiting for your turn to speak and as that time gets closer - you go into a vacuum where you can feel your heartbeat and the blood rushing through your body? Yes? Good. Remember that feeling. When I was in school, I always felt I didn't “get“ …

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Learning to Dance from My Daughter (Who Can’t Dance)

My daughter says she can't dance. Every time she says this, I tell her why that is: She isn't feeling the music. She is so caught up trying to get the moves right she isn't listening. I tell her to pick an instrument and follow it with her body and she looks at me confused …

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