On Grief, Loss, Longing and LoveRead More
Heartbreak and I have an ongoing relationship and over the years we’ve come to a compromise.Read More
You act according to your own level of consciousness.Read More
The last time I saw my mother she was smiling and laughing at nothing in particular. My mother has dementia and has had dementia for almost ten years now. Each visit brings an onslaught of guilt and uncomfortable feelings.
And then it happened...
I have been thinking about what is happening in the USA and in other parts of the world from my vantage point in Ecuador.Read More
Like an exclamation point to the month of May is Mother’s Day.Read More
Everyone is an artist.Read More
“Every relationship is destined for destruction.” What?Read More
Walk softly the wind whispered
As leaves crackled under my feet
Walk firmly the ground called
As my steps created my path
Walk gently sang the birds
As I raised my voice to sing...Read More
The story Amy Tan tells in The Joy Luck Club reminded me of my life as a teenager. At the time I wanted to disown everything my parents were. I didn't want to admit where my parents came from.
I recognized the same shame as the daughters in the book experienced. My parents weren't sophisticated enough, they spoke differently, and they looked different. They thought differently, they just didn't fit in.
I was busy creating a career based on the “American Dream” and they didn't fit into my American way of life.Read More