A Prayer for Faith A wise woman told me If you’re going to be a faith-keeper you better step out on faith. Though sometimes faith appears a just a thin sheet of ice spread over the water tenuous at best on the first day of spring. Do you notice how it shimmers at dawn? Can […]
Redemption i have been unwanted and I have been desired i have been praised and I have been called names i have been pushed down and I have been held up i have been torn down and I have stood up i have been neglected and I have been […]
Once in everyone’s life there is apt to be a period when she is fully awake, instead of half asleep. E.B. White I’m sure this has happened to you lately…you’re talking with friends, perhaps you’re on a Zoom call, or FaceTiming, maybe you run into someone you know on a walk on your street or […]
Not long after we were given shelter-in-place instructions, I was on a call with several friends and I was asked my thoughts on the situation.
I said I thought one possible positive outcome would be that we would come to an understanding of what is truly important.
The intangibles – health, family, friends, community, connection.
Today I believe perhaps we will also learn to appreciate things we have not fully appreciated in the past: our freedom, those who spend their days with our children – childcare providers, teachers, coaches – as well as healthcare workers, grocery workers, agricultural laborers and others who are still working behind the scenes to keep our essentials available.
Maybe we will change our perspective about those we thought we should look up to.
Maybe we will change the way we live our lives, what we spend our time on, who we celebrate and how often we stop to listen to the birds or watch the full moon rise over the hills.
Recently, someone suggested to me I open up myself to a message from the women in my family who came before me, specifically, my mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother. I included my paternal grandmother, too. So one morning I settled in with a pen and my journal and meditated a bit on them – my memories […]
Hey, so, yeah…it’s been a while since I’ve been here. How are you? I’ve changed the name of my blog, in case you hadn’t noticed, or wondered why you are getting something from “rosé and wry” not “Vinegar and Vanilla”. It seemed like the right thing to do, a little refresh on the old blog. […]
Saying goodbye after 10 years of blogging.
I am so lucky to live here, to have grown up here (well, more to the right, in the video, closer to the cement ship at the end, but you get my point.) I literally grew up on this strip of sand. I have photos of my grandparents on this beach. I ran along this […]
Day 2 of my live poetry readings on FaceBook! Today I read 2 of my originals: Reclamation and Redemption
This was an impromptu reading of a poem I had just written. This was literally the second time reading it after I wrote it. It felt like someone else was writing it it, like I was just the channel, the instrument. So when I read it, it was like reading something new to me too. […]