Weekend Warrior: a new chapter begins

One of my friends is leaving New York City after 15 years and we spent the past weekend catching up with her Big Apple bucket list. First stop, the Georgia O’Keeffe exhibit at the Brooklyn Museum:   We followed with a tour of the Brooklyn Botanical Gardens, and fell in love with the rose gardens:Continue reading “Weekend Warrior: a new chapter begins”

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my favorite scoop

In my last post, I mentioned how I had plans to get back to my life and to all the things I love most, like making homemade ice cream. A few years ago one of my dear friends, “Mon Frite,” introduced me to the wonderful world of homemade ice cream, a hobby she shares withContinue reading “my favorite scoop”

here is now

she’s a longtime friend. who’ll be there in a heartbeat, once she gets the call. your long-lost sister full of advice and laughter: who knows you so well. once upon a face when we met, before email: voices on the phone two lives connecting old-fashioned, memories shared: practical magic. navigation: on, the highway is stillContinue reading “here is now”

the secret of life…

Best friends, you can never have too many of them in your lifetime. And rest assured that you will have many. It’s like that poem that has circled mailboxes and inboxes for decades, detailing the cycles of friendship and life, about how and why people shuffle in and out of it. As the words go:Continue reading “the secret of life…”

strong enough

this monotonous life: i thought I would be the one traveling the world. one city a year, in and out of love, never living in the past. these past twenty years all spent in one place. I had dreams of city lofts, houses by the beach. weddings, children, holding hands skipping far away. hopeful, openContinue reading “strong enough”

Treasure your friends, any way you can.

Treasure your friends, any way you can. Hold them dear and close to your heart, new ones and old ones alike. Each one of them has come into your life for a reason, they ease a pain, bring in laughter, and (sometimes gently sometimes with force) they help you to change your perspective. A youngerContinue reading “Treasure your friends, any way you can.”

Awareness

Everybody vents About everyone they know. Unless they’re a monk, Under silent vows. There’s no use in denying an unspoken truth. Unspoken? A fact. We’re only human after all, a work in progress. Occasionally words surface, come up for air question behavior. Grievances are aired. Minds open, change perspective. Suddenly one sees. The human heartContinue reading “Awareness”