Tag: dreams

Spring’s Sweet Arrival

A gaggle of geese return to our street each winter while migrating from one place to another. They arrive in January, around my husband’s birthday, and I am surprised to find them behind our house, honking like cab drivers in traffic. Most leave with babies but one pair can’t manage to have any; I’ve watched them sit for years on…

What will you say when I die?

I watched the subtle rise and fall of my chest yesterday and wondered: What if it stopped? What if my heart stopped right now? It was a horrendous thought. Horrendous because I’ve chosen to spend my days thinking about how to fill them, not how they will someday end. Recently though, I’ve thought a lot about death. Not in a…

“Fall harder. Rise up better.”

My husband and I recently moved. We left the Lake (where we’d been showered with peace, perfect sunsets, and night skies so bejeweled I swore I could reach up and pluck the stars from the velvet welkin) and returned… to. the. suburbs. I was much more accepting of the move than my more-often-than-not better half.  In my head and heart,…