And when the rain fell, they looked at each other and they laughed. Running through puddles, pushing and pulling at each other as they ran. Their laughter was loud and happiness radiated from their eyes. To live in the moment was a miraculous thing.
"There's a wall in front of you. It's tall, it towers over you. You have to climb it. In order for you to get to where you want, you have to get to the other side. So start climbing. You will fall, at some point. It's inevitable. But does that mean you give up? If… Continue reading Keep Climbing
Bestie 1: (2009) Standing in doorways was the hardest thing I could ever do at one time. All of our gatherings were either at my house with the doors closed or me on one side and you on the other. You went off to college and I stayed standing in the same place, never moving, never… Continue reading I Been Standing In The Same Place For Eighteen Years
We had a conversation once, once. Surrounded in a world where every single person was talking at me, loudly. You spoke to me, calmly. Of all the differences to be made, to me. It was you who made one of the biggest, the loudest. I heard you and I continue to hear you, always. One day I plan… Continue reading One Day
I had thought I was a nuisance, An oddball, The black sheep. It took leaving, A shot in the dark, The result immense. A letter sent out, The response, "Do your best, it is all you can do." I felt my heart skip. A phone call, later, The words, "She says she loves hearing from… Continue reading Immense
There are carols ...everywhere. There are trees, with bows and bright, bright lights. I am not ready yet ...never ready yet. There is that feeling in the air, it is here. An empty chair, two of them ...empty arms. The lights are there, harsh and blinding, a watery perspective. There is cheer ...everywhere. JustMe.
I know I wasn't what you expected, I was never a girly girl, Karate took precedence over dancing lessons, I was rough around the edges always. I know I dashed your hopes, I never fit into the expected box, I saw people for who they really were, I stood out always. I know I'm different, I… Continue reading I Know
It is 8am, I am so tired. The neighbours have kept me awake until the early hours and they pay no consideration to me having made plans. It is 9am, I need to get ready. The weather here has been cold and dreary and I have no idea what to wear, only that it needs… Continue reading Sunday
She walks slowly through the streets, hands holding on tightly to the handles in front of her. Her smile is tight and her knuckles white as they grip strongly. The paths are easy to navigate, the space is open and encourages her to keep pushing forwards. “Stop here!” Ron points to a spot just slightly… Continue reading Foresight