Mama, take this badge off me I can’t use it anymore. It’s gettin’ dark, too dark to see I feel I’m knockin’ on heaven’s door. … Mama, put my guns in the ground I can’t shoot them anymore. That long black cloud is comin’ down I feel I’m knockin’ on heaven’s door. ~bob dylan
We wake and sleep, daydream and doze, and the world continues to chug along.
…tell myself a new day is rising get on the rise a new day is dawning here I am… Bob Marley
The inverted image of our house on a dangling droplet reminded me that everything I live for was momentarily sheltered inside a gentle bead of rainwater. My husband, our children, and the two dogs were going about their lives in this glistening other world hanging from the branch of a Japanese maple, as I […]
A cold front on the move brought high winds that blew the unseasonably warm temps out of the Atlanta area, leaving everyone searching for their forgotten coats and gloves. It tossed about a bed of lenten rose in the sunlight, and forced the release of the few stubborn dead leaves that have been clinging to […]
Had I been equipped with waders, I’d have gladly splashed into the middle of this stream of indigo blue, and followed it joyfully until it ended in a puddle or grew into a river, most likely in the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains. For then I would have truly known what it was like to […]
The last glass standing from our recent Thanksgiving feast. Unseasonably warm temperatures and a close your eyes and turn-your-face-toward-the-sun kind of sunshine inspired our decision to move the entire dinner, dishes and all the trimmings, outside to the patio table. We also ditched the kitchen oven and cooked the turkey on our gas grill, which […]
My daughter and I discovered a small local cemetery last weekend while we were out and about and should have been doing other things. We were exploring for only a few minutes when we realized that it was very old, and that there was a disproportionate amount of infant graves nestled among the others. Little […]