A Subtle Scent

A Subtle Scent

Point Lobos,¬†California¬†State Reserve   It was wild to realize that crazy storm was inside my head. Contrast provided perspective. I walked out of the house into the shade of an oak tree canopy on a hot summer day. Birds chirped, and a slight breeze whispered...
The Stillness Betwixt

The Stillness Betwixt

Monterey Bay, Monterey California   It seemed so large at the time. As my sister Joan and I played on a swing set in the backyard of a neighbor’s house, a klatch of moms sat in the kitchen sipping coffee. I would try to swing myself, pushing my legs out and...
Three Wishes

Three Wishes

Sunset, Monterey Bay, Monterey California   I’m finding it difficult to write because everything I put down seems trivial. I awoke a few mornings ago to a rush of feelings, like a raging river filled with a profound weariness mixed with self-righteous...