Tag Archives: fear

Chocolate Covered Crying

I talk a big game. I say things like ‘Choose happiness’. I declare that I will think positive, that I will be brave and strong and tough and functional. I end my blog posts on happy notes. I work in … Continue reading

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A Creature Is Stirring or Declaring ‘Pregnancy’

The Christmas season is upon us, and the glorious break from work draws near. I wash my hands excessively, trying unsuccessfully to fend off the colds and flus and booger jambalayas of Kindergarten. Straighten dresses, fix hairbands, wipe faces. Line … Continue reading

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Weeks and Weeks

For weeks and weeks, my posts have taken a turn, heavy on the melancholy, light on the upbeat, hopeful tone of the summer. For weeks and weeks, I’ve been lax about posting, I’ve not been present, I’ve been in a … Continue reading

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Not Brave

I had planned to be out of town this weekend. My lovely sister in law and I had intended to immerse ourselves early in Christmas festivities and drive to the nearest excuse for a city for some shopping. As it … Continue reading

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Cold, Cold Heart

The icy fingers of the wind slip below my skin frosty grip searing through my veins The black night sky hangs in the trees and distant stars sparkle. a smile, a breath, a life, a heart my hands reach out … Continue reading

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Hold Fast

Hold Fast On uneven ground I stand with hopes tight in my hand and I string them up on branches in the wind I hold fast to dreams tonight and clutch my wishes tight and unfurl my hands to let … Continue reading

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