When I’m Old

When I’m old I’d like to go there, she said. A twinkle in her eye. Looking at an ad, or something. She was in her eighties. And she wasn’t old yet. Not yet. I smile at the thought. Then I smile at my white hair, sprinkled here and there. And at the lines that formed … [Read more…]

Heaven is Here, Now.

Most of us are brought up thinking that there is some sort of after life.  A heaven waiting for us with all the people we have loved but lost during our time on Earth. We are taught to behave and endure and believe… until the day we move on to another world, another place. A … [Read more…]

Now that you’re gone

Today, it’s like nothing has changed but everything is different. You are not here anymore, yet you’re everywhere now… In the wind, the sun, the ocean. In the cute little birds crossing my path and in the smiles and laughter of strangers. You’re supporting me through the ground I walk on. You’re looking after me … [Read more…]

The Idolization of Struggle

You can do it… But it will be hard. You can achieve it… But it will be difficult. And so that’s what we crave. The deep, hurtful, strenuous struggle that must come before success. Because if our story doesn’t make you cry or gasp or angry at some form of injustice, it cannot be praised. If … [Read more…]

I hope this Week will go by…

I heard you say Monday you hoped the week would go by fast. And I heard you say the other day you wished you’d see where time has gone. I know tomorrow you’ll ask how we can make time last. Yet next Monday, again, you’ll hope for a fast-track to the weekend. And on and … [Read more…]