Note: This essay was written in 2010 and centers on an event that brings forth different personas from who I am as a person. The Mother: October 28th, 2002—two days before the 29th birthday and 36 weeks 4 more to go to preserve the body growing within my own. Was it enough to make sure … Continue reading The Accidental Personas
Author's note: This is an excerpt from Chapter Three of "A Reason For Being" and this excerpt centers on my Great Aunt Esther (my grandmother's eldest sister). I remember when I first met Lola Esther (as how I called her), I was quite young. After I met her that first time, all I saw of … Continue reading The Great Aunt/Grandmother (excerpt from “A Reason For Being”): Lola Esther
Eli is walking to the courthouse and is thankful that the weather is warm enough that he can park the car a few blocks away and not have to worry about walking in the rain or the blistering cold. He barely slept the night before. He heard his wife mumble in her sleep, as he … Continue reading Samsara: Chapter 11- Eli (excerpt)
Previous Samsara Chapters Algernon was high. He sat on his chaise listening to Dante read lines from his latest poem. Algernon looked around the room he that he considered as his “creative” space. The walls were covered in gold and silver Fleur de Lys lining that added a certain warmth to a … Continue reading Samsara: Chapter 10 – Algernon and Dante (excerpt)
I finally decided to watch the movie "A Collateral Beauty" which starred a cast of talented, and amazing actors/actresses (Kate Winslet, Keira Knightley, Helen Mirren--c'mon!). Not to worry--I won't spoil the movie for you. I have my own version of understanding exactly what a "Collateral Beauty" means. When I think of the word "collateral," I … Continue reading The Collateral Beauty
An Introduction to “Samsara: A Trilogy” Samsara: Chapter 1 – Amelie “In the Present of Time” Samsara: Chapter 2 – Julian Samsara: Chapter 3 – Lizzie and Dante Samsara: Chapter 4 -Hope in a Story Samsara: Chapter 5 – Amelie and Julian Samsara: Chapter 6 – Phoebe’s Memories Samsara: Chapter 7 – Nate and … Continue reading Samsara: Chapter 8 – Bernard’s Walk in The Park (continued)
An Introduction to “Samsara: A Trilogy” Samsara: Chapter 1 – Amelie “In the Present of Time” Samsara: Chapter 2 – Julian Samsara: Chapter 3 – Lizzie and Dante Samsara: Chapter 4 -Hope in a Story Samsara: Chapter 5 – Amelie and Julian Samsara: Chapter 6 – Phoebe’s Memories Samsara: Chapter 7 – Nate and Isabeth … Continue reading Samsara: Chapter 8 – Bernard’s Walk in the Park
I remember the first time I saw snow. It was in Aschaffenburg, Germany and it was December. Snow was a rare unfamiliar thing. Its white speck of nothing comes down and becomes a white speck of everything; covering the ground and all those who stood outside to watch as quiet whiteness gently lands on … Continue reading What One Remembers in Her 30s.
Nowhere. Somewhere begins nowhere. It is nowhere that we find ourselves asking where to go next? Where to go from here? Our lives depend on where we are at the exact moment in time and it is where we define ourselves. My nowhere is here. At a pinnacle in my life that I find often … Continue reading Beginning.
Note: This essay was written on September 19, 2010. I was in graduate school, and my Dad had just suffered a stroke in July 2010. The stroke changed his life, and he was lucky that it occurred while he was at the hospital for an appointment. I can recall my life at that time … Continue reading Stroke