run, running, ran.

I have some unfortunate news you may not have agreed with yet, I'm going to die-you are going to die too. This is our curse, our self inflicted burden. We are going to be torn from our living, pounding lungs into nothing. Silence. Tell me, are you ready? Tell me, why did we run, embracing …

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it is well after all

After everything --the betrayal, hurt, physical and mental damage, the anguish, cursing, lies, self harm, murder and warring-- after it all, darkness did not overcome. After everything an ever growing light dissipated the dark. Lighting up the world like a baby's first cry; subtle but impactful. A deep shaky breath, an unsteady wail and suddenly …

arise

Arise and shine, for your light has come...  This week the excitement of Easter became almost unbearable, so we drove down the canyon and broke branches off the blossom burdened trees. Played that one song too many times and sat on the front steps of the only store to enjoy the sticky cold of the pop …

wait

My name sake waited. But I cannot. Waiting does not come naturally for me, in fact it comes unnaturally, every fiber of my being fights against patiently waiting. But Hannah waited, and the Lord stooped and heard her cry. Oh Lord, that I would be like Hannah of Old. That I would pour out my …

the Little Prince and The Story of the Snake Crusher -or- Easter is Coming.

"'It's a little lonely in the desert' the Little Prince said, 'it is also lonely among men' the snake said." And so the book reached its middle and my heart reached its end, slowly crumbling into aches and pains. I breathe, it's only a story and the Little Prince will soon return to his former …

engraven

What do you do when the ink runs out? Or worse, bleeds and then fades away. When the notes you wrote to yourself all over the palms of your hands are no more, and you forget. The days go on as if never interrupted and your heart is included in the shattered pieces you step …

time

Hush, hush child, you still have time. The heartbeats whisper. You still have time to hear the rain roll off the eaves. You still have time to sing. You still have time to go down to the river to pray. FiFi isn't easy to sleep with, she bumps and kicks and turns. One moment I …