The young girl I used to be

Sunday, September 30 — 9:00 AM This day has been 9 months in the making. And as I sit here listening to the waterfall fountain at our Bangkok resort, I can’t help but wonder how did this small town Brooklynite get here. Small town Brooklyn may sound like an oxymoron to some but I cameContinue reading “The young girl I used to be”

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unrequited undertow

swimming, the action of propelling oneself in water by natural means using arms and legs, can also be used abstractly as both a negative representation of a sensation, where one is floating or reeling and a positive one where one proves to not go under and surmounts difficulties in their path. a lot of meaningContinue reading “unrequited undertow”

Things I Know

My cat will survive 14 hours without eating. He will no doubt be angry and pee in a corner out of spite but he will still be breathing just the same. The people you love and respect may not understand or accept the choices you make, but they’ll get over it. Not every decision youContinue reading “Things I Know”

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”

The New 40

A handful of my friends are turning 40 this year. 40. Is it the new 30? or the new 20? Whatever it is one thing’s for sure it’s a powerful number to women (and men) everywhere. An age feared and revered, a somewhat startling number that can cause crisis or launch a revolution. I personallyContinue reading “The New 40”

the incentive is you

This weekend was a wash, I worked later than planned on Friday night. That over exhaustion plus the dread of the blizzard that wasn’t, left little incentive to wake up early on Saturday. Tigger was in agreement, as he let me be for hours until Dad’s shoveling scraped my eyes awake. All in all IContinue reading “the incentive is you”

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”