in the now

We’re on vacation right now.  Specifically, my family is on vacation and I am supervising my family’s vacation.  As a wife and mother I feel as if I am rarely on “vacation” — I am still a mother to my children, I still make our meals, I still organize the outings and outfits for the baby, and so forth.  I …

destiny

Star Trails These are the moments we have to catch stars in our hands, holding their million-year fragility as if they’ll melt instead of burn.  Carry them closely to our hearts; and listen. Listen closely and toss them in the sky again so their story might shine.

naturally

When I was first married, my husband went through a phase of re-wooing me.  He became the master of The Grand Overture.  I’m not quite sure why this happened, it’s not like I needed these elaborate gifts or Big Deals.  We were married, and a sure thing.  He and I had been together since we were 16 years old and, …