Looks like the Rain

Why can’t the rain find me today? Why can’t the rain find me today? It’s been so long pretending that I’m fine. So long living in this sunshine. So long that I’ve been crying inside. I need rain to hide how I feel. Where is the rain? Send me some rain to fall on my…

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The Ocean is Following Us

One late fall afternoon, an exhausted working mother was driving her then 4-year-old daughter, back from the school in Lynnwood where her husband taught at, and her daughter attended, all the 45 miles away back home to West Seattle.  Usually these long car rides, in traffic, on I-5, were reserved for her husband to enjoy…

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How You Show Your Love

How you show your love…always amazes me…when I’m down on my luck. And though the light is gone, I still see your face. And, oh the dark is strong, I feel your embrace. It’s your touch that brings me peace. Hold me close, don’t ever leave. Ask me how I know your love? It’s the only…

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Bollards

As we start to finish up the site work for our new building, it comes to our attention that the royal “we” forgot to design bollards along the alley way, around the mechanical systems, and specifically, our transformer, the SOURCE OF OUR ENERGY for the building; no big deal.  Cough.  I research bollards and review…

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Dominoes Pizza

Since I’ve been on my own as an adult, I’ve been seeing an off and on-again boyfriend named Dominoes Pizza.  He picks up every time I call, and he comes to me.  He brings me hot, satisfaction, that I can count on to consistently satiate me, momentarily.  We’ve never gotten to the point of marriage,…

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Drop Off

I’m the mother of a, now, eight-year-old.  Lately, I’m beginning to hear the words “drop off” regarding the birthday parties that my child attends.  I’ve seen more and more parents come at the beginning of a party, drop off their kid, and then go and live their lives for an hour and a half, even…

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Permanent Markers

Certain people, places, moments and memories have left permanent marks on my life. Drawn permanently in my mind, and on my heart, these markers have forever changed me. I’ve been moved and marked by: ADHD Anxiety Autism Body Image Daddy Issues Depression Finding My North Star Food Human Connection Love Miscarriages Motherhood Music Un-Love, a.k.a…

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