Posts made in May, 2013

Composition of Your Signature

Posted by on May 23, 2013 | 0 comments

Composition of Your Signature

Jelly Belly.  That was one of many ‘sweet’ terms of endearment others used when teasing and taunting me in those oh-so-memorable pre-teen years.  Jelly Belly was the all-star nickname among several I was given.  While I thrived on the attention, my confidence lost its footing in the quicksand of playful jabs.  In truth (and evident in a variety of family photos), I was a well-shaped, fit young girl with an appropriate physique, but it was a wholesome image which disappeared from my sight as I internalized the constant mockery, and swallowed my own voluntary, highly critical mental image of...

Read More

Seaside

Posted by on May 20, 2013 | 0 comments

Seaside

Somewhere between yesterday and forever I stand barefoot on this salt-licked shore Gazing out at crystal blue waters Read More Realizing all that surrounds me And all that I am Is the life I have been given And I smile a little Knowing its mine to adore Giving pieces of myself To those who wander by I want to make this journey Through layers of time An endless adventure Filled with wonderment and joy I want the strength to love wholly And the courage to seek my destiny To discover life’s contrasting colors And myriad of hues inside the soul Ultimately to paint The portrait of my dreams...

Read More

In Life’s Midriff

Posted by on May 16, 2013 | 0 comments

In Life’s Midriff

My history is littered with remnants of unforgettable encounters.  Briefly written chapters with people who had a moment inside my four walls.  Some simply opened the door and glanced in.  Others seemed interested enough to stay awhile. A few abruptly entered without a welcome, and remained inside my sacred space longer than the fortitude of my comfort.  Some left far earlier than I imagined.  And then there were those who I pushed out, without really meaning to. Who they are and what they mean to me are, at times, obscure notions; but in reality they left an impression upon me that is more...

Read More

Peeling Off the Cling Wrap

Posted by on May 14, 2013 | 0 comments

Peeling Off the Cling Wrap

I realize now that nothing good comes from clinging to a stretch of yesterdays or to the broken pieces of ourselves. Or to people who walked away. Nothing of value is found by clutching tightly the pain of childhood agonies. Nothing is gained by harboring the hurt of tragedy inside one’s fresh water reservoirs. The anguish must be allowed to drift deep into the soul’s ocean. Nothing positive comes from living a caricature life of yesterday’s reality, which lacks authentic experiences, letting pass by new opportunities. Dulling ourselves, to where there is only a continual...

Read More

X-Chromosome Opinions

Posted by on May 3, 2013 | 0 comments

X-Chromosome Opinions

I am supposed to be married.  I’m quite sure of it.  I’m pretty and fit… healthy and vibrant… I love animals, nature and children… I’m kind and I don’t swear… I rarely drink and have never tried illegal substances of any kind… I’m outgoing, personable, bright blah, blah, blah.  I just know that I’m supposed to be in a wedding album somewhere, wearing a lot of white lace and superbia. Based on statistical data collected over decades, I should be knee-deep in anniversaries right about now.  I should be driving something with a ‘V’ in its name, picking up after two sandy-haired cherubs,...

Read More