• Live in the present. Live in the life you have now. Don’t look back at the glory days and wonder why you were there. Sure, the temperatures were milder, the colds were fine, the warms were wonderful. Now they’re all over the place. Now you huddle in a house where you can see your breath in the morning (why would they ever let a valley get to…[Read more]

  • Dailenna commented on the post, graced 4 years, 8 months ago

    How is it possible to write about grace and the things I have been graced with without mentioning God? I don’t think it is!

    He has graced me with a life that is free of my fluttering, self-doubt. He has graced me with the chance to love in a way that doesn’t ache and hurt and make me long to be loved back. He has graced me with…[Read more]

  • Sanders looked at his master drearily, pins set between his lips as he tugged at the curtains.

    “No, longer. They have to brush the floor.”

  • Dailenna commented on the post, if 5 years, 5 months ago

    I could deal with the emotional abuse if you didn’t pity me for putting up with it.

  • Dailenna commented on the post, if 5 years, 5 months ago

    If life wasn’t so hard, what would it be, really? Would it be something where everyone just chose to make everyone else happy, because that wasn’t as hard? or would it be something where everyone pursued their own selfish dreams, because that wasn’t that hard either? Or would everyone just stop caring?Do people care to do things because the…[Read more]

  • Dailenna commented on the post, employees 6 years, 6 months ago

    The employees at the local bank are quiet today. They work in whispers, stamping and signing and handing over money, but not really engaging with the people they serve. I heard that their manager died in a car accident on the weekend – a man ploughed through his car in the intersection. I think I’d be quiet, too.

  • Dailenna commented on the post, since 6 years, 7 months ago

    I’ve grown up a lot since I was five. Then I was just a ball of noise and energy, making a nuisance of myself wherever I went. There are some kids that adults like, but somehow I wasn’t one of those, despite […]

  • Dailenna commented on the post, various 6 years, 7 months ago

    There are various sounds that echo from the street: the yowl of a cat, the rushing of cars by in the dark of the night, the beeping of the pedestrian crossing on the corner, the chatter as some teenagers pass by. […]

  • Dailenna commented on the post, asthma 6 years, 8 months ago

    I still remember the nights, sitting in the cupboard on your knee in the dark, with the ventilator thing pumping medicine into me. It makes me think of being sick, but for some reason it makes me happy. I guess […]

  • Dailenna commented on the post, binding 6 years, 8 months ago

    The very fabric binding us together is tearing. Once we were close – what has happened to us? I don’t know. It’s like we used to be two different people. What are we now? Everything has changed.

  • Dailenna commented on the post, salvation 6 years, 8 months ago

    Salvation is here. It’s been extended to each one of us and it’s ours to take, should we be willing. Christ is risen.

  • Dailenna commented on the post, refuse 6 years, 9 months ago

    Grease dripped along the side of the paper bag, dripping this way and that as the paper blew through the rubbish tip. Broken televisions stuck out of piles of mattresses and torn clothes and banana peels. A pile […]

  • Dailenna commented on the post, side 6 years, 9 months ago

    Who’s side are you on? The most important rule of picking a side between two fighting friends, I’ve always found in my non-agressive way, is to not pick a side. Be friends with everyone. What do you get from […]

  • Dailenna commented on the post, half 6 years, 9 months ago

    Half of my life has been spent sitting and waiting. The other half has been spent not even considering the possibilities before me. I don’t know what I want anymore, but I know that if I want it – whatever it is – […]

  • Dailenna commented on the post, event 6 years, 9 months ago

    Sometimes if you go down the road and turn right you’ll find a circus. It’s a small circus with pretty lights and no animals, but performers doing tricks and pulling the audience in to participate. I’ve never […]

  • Dailenna commented on the post, zone 6 years, 9 months ago

    Mama told me that there were many different zones. “When I was a child,” she said, “we could go freely from one to the other. There were all sorts of crimes in the world that we don’t have today, and when they […]

  • Dailenna commented on the post, want 6 years, 9 months ago

    I could hardly say that I wanted to go beyond the door. It was more like there was a force tugging at me, pulling, ripping at the very core of who I was. I was too young to see it at the time, but there was an […]

  • Dailenna commented on the post, banks 6 years, 9 months ago

    There’s an idyllic spot near my house, down through the bush, where the trees peter out into a little clearing. The grass sweeps down a slope and you find yourself standing on the side of a creek that bubbles […]

  • Dailenna commented on the post, concept 6 years, 9 months ago

    As soon as it’s hard to get a grasp on the true idea behind a story, you realise that it just hasn’t been written well. There are many reasons why something may be a terrible story, but if you can’t even grasp the […]

  • Dailenna commented on the post, approval 6 years, 9 months ago

    I find myself craving the appreciation and the approval of people around me. It’s the human condition: the more we respect someone, the more we crave their respect and approval in return. It used to be that at […]