legacy

Here's to the wrinkled hands firmly holding each other in front of empty pews. Here's to the recreating of wedding pictures taken so many years ago, same couple, same pastor. Boutineer on her wrist, laughter in his eyes. Here's to the eagerness to share the joys and sorrows, the willingness to be honest over coffee …

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but the greatest of these was love

There is a lot of weight to be found hidden behind certain words. Weight that speaks of yearning and hope, of a greater story tearing at the encasing of a single utterance. Forgiven She never stopped,  Never mistrusted the promised change. Her forgiveness showed itself In the way She curled up so close for story …

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 …

amore

It's enough to say I love you Isn't it? But not enough when you decided. And you did. So did I, And then we moved on. On, Before we hit our knees Asking for another day. On, Hopeless And no more. It's enough to say I love you, isn't it? Best isn't always right, You …

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 …