I expected to feel a swooping, left-my-stomach-behind sort of sensation as we left the ground, but it wasn’t there. We were driving on the runway, and then we were floating like marshmallows to the top of hot cocoa, joining the clouds and leaving the trees far, far below…Read More
September, you’re bringing the autumn mists right to my front door. Your light is breaking through the grit of this past year and whispering that some things can be counted on. You carry leaves, withered and spent by summer, down to the ground for a final rest. You’re compassionate in your honesty, reminding us that everything and everyone is born, and everything and everyone dies. Time will always move us forward, and the one guarantee we have is that nothing stays the same. But change comes in many colors, and yours is gold. You spin into the wind an apple-cheeked, golden laughter, and after winter’s freeze and summer’s furnace, your mist is a salve to the hurting.
Dear October…Read More
What a snow we’ve had!
It has been so spectacular in Tennessee this week, in such an uncommon way for our beautiful state, that I felt it would be wrong not to share these images I got at my friends’ cabin home of the many inches of snow that weighed down the branches, but lifted all our spirits in the deep winter darkness.