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Be Grateful (Estimation)

“Be grateful for what you have!”
and its companions
“at least you’re alive”
“it could be worse”,
“someone else would love
to be in your shoes”,
would produce more healing
if the pronoun were changed.


Trippers (Imagination)

I’ve missed you guys, but as most of you know,  I’ve been a bit busy putting these ideas to work in my first feature-length film: Trippers. You can read more about it if you click that link.  In it, a young widow fights with a quirky consignment shopkeeper in an attempt …

Whither thou goest (Imagination)

Whither thou goest (Imagination) I feel the wind change first, then spot the train. It thunders and screams into the station in a diesel-scented cloud. It shrieks to a complete, silent stop. In one scenario, I impetuously board the train, pay the extra three dollars for the ticket and travel …

I thought you were gone (Imagination)

I thought you were gone (Imagination) Under a canopy of heart-shaped leaves, I planted a remembrance garden of white flowers and foliage. You can read my garden if you know the plant names, and I could not resist planting the pure white iris “Immortality” here even though the light was …

Missing (Memory)

Missing (Memory) I wandered this way one miserable day. Well, the day wasn’t miserable. I was. Agitated, dispirited I stomped more than wandered toward the river. Frazzled by taking the expected path in every quarter of my life, I splintered off the easy, cleared woodland path and into hay-scented ferns, …