My beloved and I had plugged along through August, and we were juggling the here and now with the there and then when everything imploded. A phone call early on the last Friday in August told us my beloved’s mother had suffered a heart attack and was pending emergency open heart surgery. 401 more words
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Note: This piece first appeared on elephant journal, here.
It is there, always, underneath the sediment floating in the pond of our minds. 420 more words
I sent my baby boy off to kindergarten today. Never before had I truly understood the significance of this day for parents. The tears I shed today are about far more than the fact that I will no longer have him home with me during the day; rather it marks the first in many moments when I will stand as a loving and proud bystander on the sidelines of his life. 279 more words