My skin was red hot and the metal on it was excruciatingly painful. As the metal poked and prodded my skin, I squirmed and bit my lips, shut my eyes and prayed that the pain would go away. I was trying to insert the stem of an earring into my ear and the above is … Continue reading Habitual Pain
I sense a hint of envy, a shadow of doubt in myself as I hear a relative describe her evening out with her girl friends. She tells me enthusiastically that they ate, drank and danced and had a lovely evening, while the husbands watched the kiddos at home. I am a master of masking my … Continue reading The Statue of Winged Victory
I was thinking about the nature of things. Some are visible and others invisible. Take for instance the chair I am sitting on. It has features, occupies space, gets old over time, its paint chips and it needs retouching. If things are really bad, it may break and get scratched severely. On the other hand, … Continue reading The nature of things
Hubby and I were trying to clean out our water filtration system. I suggested that while I held the water tank, he would clean the base out with the towel. I held the tank for less than a minute and my back started hurting. I did not let go because I wanted to finish what … Continue reading Strength or Weakness?
I love food and eat out often. I had ordered a lettuce wrap one time and took a hungry bite into it. The lettuce had gone bad, and I had to reject the whole dish because the fundamental element had become rotten, and there was no way I could enjoy the dish, past the lettuce. … Continue reading Stay or Leave?
I have started preparing for winter and have been moving my woolen scarfs and sweaters into the closet. I am particularly fond of a woolen scarf from Portugal. As I was running my hand over it, I felt a small piece of woolen thread jutting out.On impulse, I pulled the thread and the whole scarf … Continue reading I travel light, do you?
I have a neighbor who has the best hedge, lining his yard. He takes great care in trimming it and shaping it. It looks like someone from the military gave him exact dimensions to cut and prune. The edges are at right angles (I kid you not) and it is a feast for the eyes. … Continue reading A round square