• Mary commented on the post, antennae 2 years, 7 months ago

    Sometimes I think my ears are tuned like antennae, seeking out only those comments I agree with. Often I mis-hear or only barely listen

  • Mary commented on the post, withered 6 years, 7 months ago

    Those free roses lasted much longer than anyone would have thought. More than 5 days after I found them in the dumpster they were still standing up straight and tall though the leaves were showing some wear. Wonderful Valentine’s gift from the bodega.

  • Mary commented on the post, speech 6 years, 9 months ago

    So much of it and saying so little, expressing thoughtlessly.

  • Mary commented on the post, must 6 years, 9 months ago

    Don’t think, just write. Don’t think, just write. Don’t think, just write. This is a tool I really must use more often. Don’t edit, just write. Right?

  • Mary commented on the post, lord 6 years, 9 months ago

    Seems like I only use this word in prayer; beseeching, apologizing.

  • Mary commented on the post, amount 6 years, 9 months ago

    I wasn’t ready, knew I couldn’t get a quick start, knew I couldn’t fill the page. Oddly that kind of accounting and summing of inadequacies takes up a huge amt of time, in the damning and in the recovery.

  • Mary commented on the post, barrel 6 years, 9 months ago

    of monkeys? going over the falls? racing? of ale? to barrel through and get it done!

  • Mary commented on the post, living 6 years, 10 months ago

    so close to the edge, literally and figuratively, I practice balance and resilience, hopefully with grace.

  • Mary commented on the post, rise 6 years, 10 months ago

    ” . . . and shine!” Seems like I heard it every day growing up, even catch myself saying it (to others) every now and then. I’m not too good at making bread rise either.

  • Mary commented on the post, library 6 years, 11 months ago

    What a wonderfully interesting word choice! I was startled by seeing this word,not sure where it came from and why it was on the screen. It is so often where i am to be found, en route to, applying for jobs in, making a list for, piling returns to . . .

  • Mary commented on the post, thought 6 years, 11 months ago

    If i could only quiet them down! There. Another one, and another. i can turn them off for 30 seconds at a time with practice.

  • Mary commented on the post, presence 6 years, 11 months ago

    Be here now.
    Easy to say, hard to do.

  • Mary commented on the post, charge 7 years ago

    Don’t think, just write. Don’t think, just write. Boy I sure wish B of A had not made it so easy to borrow money from my charge cards! Don’t think, just write. Don’t think, just write.

  • Mary commented on the post, civilize 7 years ago

    How difficult it seems to teach table manners, please and thank you, look both ways. In order to create a level playing field we all need to have and participate in the same minimal rules of order.

  • Mary commented on the post, combine 7 years ago

    Suddenly at peace, aware of my surroundings and willing to match and combine my energy and willingness to the task at hand. Moving forward I take everything in stride as I realize this present really is a gift.

  • Mary commented on the post, people 7 years ago

    I see the font’s enlarges since I was here last. Guess other subscribers commented. I’m struck by home many wear glasses; are our eyes worse or diagnostics more persuasive.

  • Mary commented on the post, cabinet 7 years, 2 months ago

    I really miss the many drawers that held the library catalog. The hole punched cards kept in order by a little rod that ran through the bottom. I remember being stung by a bee, under my chin, while standing at the […]

  • Mary commented on the post, decorations 7 years, 3 months ago

    Well, I certainly have the cake, if not all the trappings for a celebration. Three layers of red velvety goodness!

  • Mary commented on the post, railroad 7 years, 3 months ago

    Sometimes I feel like I’ve been (let myself be) tied to the tracks and I can see the train rounding the corner.

  • Mary commented on the post, harness 7 years, 3 months ago

    There are days when I feel like part of a team of horses; strapped to myself, slogging around a track, chasing after . . .