Falling Off

I fell off my horse last week. When I wasn’t paying attention, he reared up and threw me right off. I wish I had a bit of warning. Some signage in neon yellow with flashing lights … “Bump up ahead. Proceed with caution.” Nope, not even a kind hint of foreboding. Life...

Doing Pain Best

She knew exactly what I needed. All she did was sit by me, hold my hand and cry. Saying anything would have been pointless. As futile as the accidental death of my 49-year-old father. If I heard one more “It was God’s will,” or “He lived a good life,” or “He is in...

Putting in Your Time

It’s sweet Saturday. Finally. I don’t know about you but I’ve had a long week. My house is a mess. My body exhausted. My chore list longer than my Christmas one. But something inside me breathes easier in this moment. Saturday’s clock dances...