Category Archives: fear

Evening Stroll

I heard thunder rumble. Far away. The sun was shining. Very bright for 7:30 in the evening. Almost like midday. But not as hot. Today was a scorcher. July in central Florida can be one hot, muggy hell. But it … Continue reading

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Growing a Backbone

I don’t like making waves. It’s just how I am. I like for people to like me and I try to make it easy for them. I hate conflict. Hate disapproval. I like to make nice. Just the opposite of … Continue reading

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Big Fish, Little Fish

They were already lining up at the barre in the middle of the room. I’d gotten turned around in the maze of corridors leading to the dance room and had had to run back down to the reception desk and … Continue reading

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Drifting

I’ve been fretting and worrying. About my son. Who’s not well. It’s as if fretting and worrying can work some kind of magic. The problem is that I don’t know what to do to make things right. I feel helpless. … Continue reading

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The Bunny Rabbit

Driving home from my beach vacation yesterday, I was thinking how tense I get when I’m driving somewhere unfamiliar. How I’m always on the alert. Even with my GPS. Which I don’t trust, by the way. And I wondered why … Continue reading

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Beautifying Death

The pall on the casket was beautiful; clean white linen bordered with black. My eyes were fixed upon its pristine beauty; a beauty that denied the ugliness of death, the body inside composed and altered to appear as though asleep– … Continue reading

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Windy Evening

Windy spring evening brings me outside to sit in the driveway with two cats, listening to wind chimes and crickets and swishing air. I just sit, letting the whirls of air wash over me; slowing my brain to the pace … Continue reading

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