• Jen commented on the post, puncture 6 years, 11 months ago

    Puncture. It even calls to mind the very feel of a wound. Puncture. The moment you step on a tack, and you know, you just KNOW that it’s too late, that in about 2 seconds you will be in a whole lot of pain, and a […]

  • Jen commented on the post, losses 6 years, 11 months ago

    We all suffer losses. Everyone of us. It hurts to lose something. Sometimes I truly feel that it is worse to lose something than to never have it. To love and to lose. To live and to die. To create and to destroy. […]

  • Jen commented on the post, cathedral 7 years, 1 month ago

    I walked inside the building, awestruck. Nowhere had I ever seen a cathedral so large, grand, awe inspiring. The ceilings were incredibly high, and the carvings amazingly intricate. Germany was on a different […]

  • Jen commented on the post, root 7 years, 11 months ago

    The root of it all is fear. Fear of loss, fear of change. Fear of the unknown. Most of my problems come back to it. Yeah, bad things happen to me. But fear is just getting in my way and making everything worse. But it would still be nice if things could get just a […]

  • Jen commented on the post, alter 8 years, 6 months ago

    Alterations, sewing, ribbons, lace. I work in my mother’s dress shop. I don’t get a ot of appreciation, but I do it because I love it.

  • Jen commented on the post, paperclips 8 years, 6 months ago

    I learned the “paperclips in love” trick when I was about 5 or so. You take a dollar bill, fold it in an S, paperclip 1 side to one side, and one side to the other, grasp the ends, pull firmly apart, and the paperclips fly up in to the air, linked forever more. If […]

  • Jen commented on the post, boa 8 years, 7 months ago

    I handed her my feather boa. I didn’t need it until the next day, for my Halloween costume. I was also going to the Rocky horror showing, but I had never seen it (a rocky horror virgin) so I had no plans to dress up. If she needed the boa to go all out, that […]

  • Jen commented on the post, delight 8 years, 11 months ago

    A pure childish delight. It showed all over her face. You couldn’t hide that kind of spontaneous happiness, not even for the sake of dignity. Your eyes glow, they wrinkle at the corners. A real smile. Her soul was smiling.

  • Jen commented on the post, escape 8 years, 11 months ago

    Escape. Don’t you wish you could escape from your own mind sometimes? God those thoughts are relentless. Good ones… great. But the bad ones really wear you down. Sometimes, you just think too much…

  • Jen commented on the post, nun 8 years, 11 months ago

    Devoted her life to God. But what was her motivation? There were so many motivations for so many different women… Not all as selfless as they would appear.

  • Jen commented on the post, commit 8 years, 12 months ago

    “Well, I know one thing about you… You aren’t afraid of commitment.” I looked at him, startled. ‘What’s that supposed to mean?” He shrugged. “You aren’t afraid to commit.” I blinked. “Are you afraid of commitment?” He paused before answering, and I couldn’t see his face. “I’m not afraid of anything.”

  • Jen commented on the post, element 9 years ago

    She was in her element. He watched from across the room. He had seen her shy, quiet, arfriad to speak up, but here she felt at home. He watched her laugh, loudly and happily, and smiled. He loved to see her happy.

  • Jen commented on the post, lease 9 years ago

    lease. All those ads for cars just make me sigh. They get me a little… Yes… Wouldn’t we all like a nice car? But they don’t tempt me. I know how financially irresponsible leasing is.

  • Jen commented on the post, secure 9 years ago

    Safe and secure. But what does “Safe and Secure” even mean? Is there any such thing as security, really? Or is security an illusion. If you feel secure, there is probably something you just don’t know yet.

  • Jen commented on the post, generate 9 years ago

    How do I generate ideas? Well, these days I don’t. I used to be flooded with story ideas, but now whenever I think of one, it seems like it’s been done… It can’t all have been done can it? I mean, 100 years ago they thought everything that could be invented had been, and boy […]

  • Jen commented on the post, chaos 9 years ago

    Chaos, frustration. the complete lack of control. Things spinning out of hand. Everywhere you look, more confusion, conflict, confusion.

  • Jen commented on the post, mud 9 years ago

    Mud, mud, glorious mud, nothing quite like it for cooling the blood, so follow me, follow, down to the hollow, and there we will wallow in glor-or-orious mud.

  • Jen commented on the post, pawn 9 years ago

    Pawns in your little game. Some people just have the wrong mind set. They see life as a giant chessboard, with pieces to be moved at their whims, for their gain. I see people as people… We aren’t pawns. and we don’t like being used in someone else’s games.

  • Jen commented on the post, common 9 years ago

    Do you have to have things in common with significant other? Is it important? IS it better to have things in common, or are “things in common” an artificial connection? Isn’t Love the most important thing? To balance each other out, and not be just the same?

  • Jen commented on the post, velvet 9 years ago

    velvet soft, just like it’s name… Red velvet cake. It’s late, and we are at the diner. What do you want? he asks? I sigh. Whatever you want. We do end up sharing the Red Velvet Cake, along with a discussion of what it’s made of. At least it’s something to talk about.