Dismal Reflection No More

 

Cat sleeping on mattress

Reflecting cat

The chilly drops of water falling from the sky speedily splashed on my warm cheek. And it felt good. I seemed to live and breath cabin fever, it felt good to be relieved from it. As my long legs stolled leisurely down the dirt road, I realized how much I missed the outdoor air. My brain felt too full of stuffy air, like inside the Fangorn Forest. Inside me, the longing to be a carefree little girl again was swelling. What was there to look at out here? Why was it so freeing? No coat, no flashlight, just myself and I on a dark, wet road. Continue reading

Looking in two directions…at once

Pine needles are strewn over the floor, Christmas decorations are being neatly (or not so neatly) put away, tears roll down the cheeks of the kids, goodbye to Christmas? Never! I kiss the foreheads of my Nutcrackers and roll them up in the old Christmas tree skirt, the Christmas CD’s are still out, waiting for the day when they too will collect dust till next year. All those things feel like they still have a dim magic about them, that will grow and grow till next year. Continue reading

The Hardest things

Crown of thorns and the cross

Jesus, The Only Way

Sometimes all we need to do is sit back and take a deep breath.  You might have heard that one before.  Other times, the best thing to do, or the easiest, can be to throw yourself into the task at hand.  Today, that might be true for just about all Americans. Thanksgiving is the time when we push and push and push to get the house clean (and keep it that way) until the new year. Continue reading