I got off the bus and walked slowly up the sleepy street to the diner. I wasn't acclimated to the thin mountain air yet, so I took things slowly. A puff of wind caressed my cheek and stirred my hair. I turned my face into it and closed my eyes as another puff slid across … Continue reading The Mountain Air
They speculated that divergent forms off the coast caused a fatal perfection in perception. Of course it was all conjecture. They couldn’t ask the smiling corpses laying in the sand with waves washing over them. They assume the lethality is total. They will eventually determine it is not. Until then, it is a secret between … Continue reading Of Perfection and Perception
I wrote a poem from words that came from a jewelry catalog: cut, bend, wrap, bring, create, choose, hold, release, know, abrade, spiral, materials, gems, mountain, wires, lifetime, pieces, generations, crystal, pendant, ruby, silk, faceted The gems of a lifetime are created not just within mountains but wherever we go.We bring with us the materials … Continue reading Found Words – A Poem?
[Creative non-fiction, 1767 words] I watched Disney movies as a child. I’ve never counted how many. Dozens? Hundreds? Million Dollar Duck, Computer Wore Tennis Shoes, The Absent Minded Professor. I guess this says something about my outlook on life. My youthful understanding of joy came from the movie Pollyanna and her "glad game". Pollyanna always … Continue reading Joy to the World