spark of hope

every now and then and you’ll find yourself in the dark whether it’s a flicker or a long-term night and you’ll wonder how moments ago you tended the sea’s beacon and today you’re fumbling for a switch and you’ll think that you ought to try to keep lighting the sea even when your fuel is … Continue reading spark of hope

The Golden Way: A poem

"If everyone is thinking alike, then somebody isn't thinking." The Golden Way     Come and walk with me, I said I’ll show you a new road A path of clear and glittering thread To take you where you’ll go The Golden Way it’s called, and I’m sure you’ll love it too On it you … Continue reading The Golden Way: A poem

Winter’s Hands

Mending the frost by building a fire Hauling another storm’s snow Wrapping the littles in bundles of coat Keeping the bite from their toes   Hauling up boxes, unraveling lights Wrestling a tree into place Baking and buying the gift that’s just right Extending new patience and grace   Ringing bells and giving well Offering … Continue reading Winter’s Hands

Remembering Paris, A Year Later

3 a.m., November 14, 2015. A suburb of Paris. A piercing sound jolts me awake. It’s dark, and too early for an alarm. What is that sound? Groping around in the dark with 3 a.m. cognitive capacity, I finally find Stephen’s wailing phone. “What the…” A device locator alarm has been activated. Turning it off, … Continue reading Remembering Paris, A Year Later