Tag Archives: Empty nest

Between a Funeral and a Memory Place

I reached for my phone to call our dog sitter friend: realizing this was the fourth call in a year telling her we needed to travel back to Maryland for a funeral. As we walked into the small limestone church … Continue reading

Posted in Aging, Life | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 31 Comments

on going home, sister friends…and peacocks

Moving away from all that is familiar and safe is never easy.  It means stepping away from the ease of knowing where you’re going without directional assistance.  Have you ever driven to a place so many times you only remember … Continue reading

Posted in Life, Philosophy | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 32 Comments

a writing room

“You have to understand what all great painters understand: In order to forget the rules, you must first know them and respect them.” I stand at the pub table just off our kitchen, waiting for the words to find me. … Continue reading

Posted in Writing | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | 24 Comments

A RESPITE OF THE BOTANICAL KIND

“The sun does not shine for a few trees and flowers, but for the wide world’s joy.” My writer’s brain (and heart) needs a break because one, it needs time to reflect after a trip back home for a family … Continue reading

Posted in Flowers, Quotes | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 20 Comments

The Warrior and the Human

We stand.  Side by side.  Sometimes I follow.  Others I lead. This sounds a bit cliche’.  Rehearsed.  I tried to think of other fresh ways to say it, but this encapsulates my truest ideals as to where I am and how … Continue reading

Posted in Writing | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 40 Comments

are you there?

reach for me out beyond perception in a field of generosity where old souls and new souls gather together, amongst threads of commonality  are you there? i’ll wait for you with a knowing heart are you there? extraneous moments cloud … Continue reading

Posted in Poetry, Writing | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 27 Comments

miss you already

I hesitated posting this – the old me would have kept this to herself.  She would have said, chin up.  She would have smiled a smile in vain.  And kept her emotions in check.  Her broken heart hidden.  But the spirit … Continue reading

Posted in Inspiration, Motherhood, Women | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 19 Comments

unpacking a life

“Energy flows where attention goes.” For the better part of two years now, my husband and I have been consumed by building our house.  First, eager to find land, then happily researching various house styles, designing the house and coming … Continue reading

Posted in Construction, Inspiration, Life, Writing | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 24 Comments

A HOUSE IS JUST A HOUSE

  Grandma Moses stated it best when she said – Life is what we make of it, always has been, always will be.  Lately life has been challenging for my husband and I to live it, though. We are currently several … Continue reading

Posted in Construction, Inspiration, Life | Tagged , , , , , | 2 Comments

365 GIFTS

  While pondering what I wanted for my birthday this year, I realized that as I enter the second half of my fiftieth decade, (WHHAATT!) I don’t want one singular gift…I want 365 gifts!  Gifts of all kinds, from all … Continue reading

Posted in Inspiration, The empty nest, Women | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments