The first time I went on a silent retreat was ten years ago. It was over the weekend of my 40th birthday. When I told my then husband that I wanted to spend $300 to go away for four days of writing and silence and leave him with our children - who were two … Continue reading Got Silence?
But get brighter it did. After so much pain. Childbirth was the most painful thing you had ever been through. They did not lie about that. They could not have told you enough about the pain. Recommendation after recommendation to get the epidural as soon as you can. Forget natural childbirth, they said. It is … Continue reading Fearless Writing Challenge; Day 15, page 4
Once the news is delivered, sound comes back slowly, but what was black and white takes longer to return to color, if it ever does. You do not know if it does, truth be told because it hasn’t yet. It is not black and white all the time anymore, but it is not full color … Continue reading Fearless Writing Challenge: Day 14, Page 3
Only good news comes loudly. Bad news, it seems, comes quietly, stealthily. It's as if the energy of bad news allows it to slow time. There are no loud noises, clamoring, or thuds and everything is in soft focus and very slow motion. Sometimes someone will answer the phone, and instantly the world as they knew … Continue reading Fearless Writing Challenge; Day 13 or The Story Continues…
Welcome back! It's been a while since I last posted. I needed the break. I was definitely feeling a little whirling dervish-y and not in a good "I am getting closer to God" kinda way. Considering it was the start of my 48th year, the holiday season, and the new year all rolled in to … Continue reading Happy New Year or Time to Refocus