Reflections

Reflections shimmer, showcasing the child born of a couple, married young. Loved and trusting. Her blonde hair curls softly. A cascade of ringlets, shaped by her mother’s hand. Pretty cotton dresses decorate. Shyness sits in deep brown eyes, shaded by heavy lashes. Sitting in the future of this chubby cheeked toddler is a gangly middle school adolescent. Her head lowered to […]

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Conquering Stage Fright

Stage fright is a master of disguise that has been perfected over many centuries of existence. Quite similar to the survival of the cockroach. If not conquered it definitely multiplies and creates an infestation of disappointment. It starts small; an annoying, nagging feeling that churns deep within your gut. Whispering. Pushing. Invading. Until it takes hold of your mind.  Causing you to retreat inside […]

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Simply Being

There are moments when I sit and wonder. Releasing my mind. Allowing it to wander. Pondering questions of  events that occurred a few hours before. Or possibly questions that have been evolving for years. Simply being stubborn. Allowing the past to take up space. Watching trees sway in the breeze, I feel invisible reminders gliding across my skin.  Quickly […]

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Moments of Insanity – Facing the Reality of an Abusive Marriage

My divorce wasn’t ugly. There was not a bloody battle regarding custody. There was never a question on who would carry health insurance for our daughter.  I never sat through mediation to discuss the split of our belongings. If only the marriage was as easy as the divorce. But life is never easy. There are reasons for everything, right? During […]

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