• Elementary commented on the post, degree 9 months, 4 weeks ago

    I cannot take one more snowflake. I cannot take a thermometer registering at single digits or worse yet–digits with a – in front of them. I need sun and warmth to the nth degree.

  • Elementary commented on the post, loss 10 months ago

    So, loss. We cling so tightly, and we lose anyway. Let it go. Sometimes a loss can truly be a gain, although it can be difficult to see that. Have patience. So much to lose.

  • Elementary commented on the post, crumble 10 months ago

    You try to stand strong and keep a philosophy that can get you through and seek all kinds of support and know you are doing the right thing even when it is most hard and hopeless but you search for that strength and yet sometimes you . . . just. . . crumble.

  • Elementary commented on the post, longing 10 months, 2 weeks ago

    Oh, how I would love to go to a party, dress up, be amidst people, laughing, talking, feeling a part of a brighter world, just a little bit. I have been isolated too long. It is time. It is a longing.

  • Territory. I am always trying to find my niche. To make my home feel like mine, but you seem to be there, infringing on my territory. My space at work feels more freeing because you have never been a part of that territory.

  • Elementary commented on the post, answer 10 months, 2 weeks ago

    We are always searching for the answer. But maybe the question is more important. I hate questions that supposedly have only one answer because I always find more possibilities and change my mind–my answer–and get it wrong.

  • Elementary commented on the post, outfit 10 months, 3 weeks ago

    “What are you wearing?” Here she came. Skinny little legs sticking out of one leg hole–a tiny little tennis skirt, tiny even on her. And some kind of t-shirt on backwards of course. “Look, Mom! We went to the Farmer’s Market and look what we got!”

  • Elementary commented on the post, weave 10 months, 3 weeks ago

    weave a story–fiber arts–in and out of traffic–hairstyle–I don’t seem to have a story here or the gumption to weave one.

  • Elementary commented on the post, intimidate 11 months ago

    Walk through the fear–that is what I keep telling myself. He intimidates because he can, because he is fearful. Don’t let it deter you because if you do what is the cost? Your beautiful daughter. Keep her safe. Be brave. Don’t be intimidated.

  • Elementary commented on the post, ramp 11 months ago

    On a bleak mid-January day it is hard to find the energy to pursue a goal or dream. All the energy made available to me on this day is used on just plodding through the snow and making it up the icy freeway entrance ramp.

  • Elementary commented on the post, champagne 11 months ago

    Tickling the nose . . . a celebration . . . the bittersweet . . . bitter bubbles . . . a little goes quite a long ways . . . tickling a wrinkling nose . . . sure . . . I’ll have some more.

  • Elementary commented on the post, breakout 11 months, 2 weeks ago

    When you feel trapped the escape can be so terrifying but once you finally find the courage and the way to breakout the feeling is relief. Every now and then–like this morning–I am reminded why I broke out.

  • My imagination needs hydrated. It is dry. I seem to have nothing to say. A desert, but even in the desert, water exists somewhere.

  • Hydration. Thirst. Quench. Dry. Hydrate. Satisfy. Sate. Health.