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Perfection is an illusion

Who hasn’t wish for the perfect partner/spouse, career, house, family, or life? I would be the first to say that I have. For years, I focused on being the perfect daughter, sister, wife, friend, employee, and co-worker in the hope of having the perfect life but realized that “perfection doesn’t exist in anyone. 213 more words


Sway, a Christmas memory

There are those years that, for some reason, leave an indelible mark on us. For me, 1988 comes to mind— my dad had a fall at work, and needed the aid of crutches to walk for the rest of his life. 247 more words


Three To Leave Sesame Street (2015)

1. Old friend.
2. 44 yr.-resident.
3. Loved one.
“Maria”,Sonia Manzano-
Time to retire, tears to flow.


30 Days of Creativity: Day 3 - Childhood

Today’s prompts:

  • The first memory I have creating…
  • My favorite art supplies to use as a kid…
  • I could___ for hours, and felt so…
    • and this reminds me that…
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My Darkest Truth 

****Trigger Warning****

I have shared a part of this story once, in very little detail, with my first therapist. I’ve never been able to form the words to actually admit any of this aloud. 2,238 more words


Windless, monochrome, rape

I think I lost my vision that day

A skeletal seepod between my legs


And Behind Door Number Three? Molasses Paddle Search continues...

We took my Mother-in-Law to Mass last night, as I had to work today. We go to Mass over in Cape May at the Washington Street Mall church called Our Lady Star of the Sea. 139 more words