She stormed through flames and fiery hell, A sad and angry soul; As I cried and raged behind her, Her life my only goal. Yet as she slipped away from me, her hand groped out behind; “Hold me, Mama. Don’t let go. This world is so unkind” I reached for her with all [...]
From almost the first day we arrived here, there’s been an enormous waterbird stalking our pond — no doubt because we have an abundance of these: Or should I say, we had an abundance. Daily visits to the smorgasbord have reduced the supply rather markedly. He’s a Great Blue Heron. And he’s been driving me [...]
I’ve spent much of the last week reflecting. On my mother, on me, on our relationship… The deeper I look, the more clarity I find. However painful it all is.
Just 5 days before my mother passed away — the very day she was told she was almost out of time — a plant arrived. A lovely chrysanthemum that was about to bloom. It was flat-out covered with buds… and when Adorable Child brought the plant downstairs to my mother, we all sat out on [...]
And what’s it doing on my New Hampshire pond? It looks like a sandpiper to me, but I thought they were beach birds. Anybody? Update: This is, I believe, a Solitary Sandpiper. Cool!