I’ve decided to get in the habit of writing daily. I don’t really care about topic at this point. So, I may ramble a bit. “In Cook Den,” is just raw writing for the purposeContinue reading
Category: The Darkness
Sweetwater in Springtime
I paid all my bills, last night. I know, super exciting. It’s actually a big deal for me, because when I get stressed out paying my bills is one of the first things I stopContinue reading
What if I am making the best of it…?
I branded 2016 A Year of Revival. I altered the traditional calendar so the year would more closely resemble my relationship with time and regional seasonal patterns. I wrote a hopeful post about that inContinue reading
Good friendship always lasts forever
The band played another tune, just for me.. a private concert aimed directly into my mind by a pair of fantastic, noise-cancelling headphones that effectively separate me from the rest of the world. A questContinue reading
2016: A Year of Revival
The past several years have been incredibly challenging. In 2011, my husband died. By the end of 2015, I may have finally wandered so far into the realms of darkness, emptiness, and questioning thatContinue reading
Why light candles in memoriam?
While I am not what most folks would consider a spiritual person, I do entertain ideas about life’s big questions. Most of these ideas are extremely difficult to put down in words. Try as I might toContinue reading
A quick look into the true depths of gratitude
My husband’s death, along with living and raising our sons without him is the single most agonizing experience I’ve had on this planet. When I say I’m grateful for this experience, it can seem off-putting, callousContinue reading
5 Things You Should Definitely Say To A (new) Widow
I take issue with the wildly popular & widely shared articles titled, “what NOT to say,” to someone. It’s a huge annoyance to me. But, I’ve never actually felt that one pertained to me untilContinue reading
Who are you and where have you been?
“Tell your stories,” said the fly fisherman, “don’t let them die with you.” He then led us outside to recite the passage that reminded me of The importance of the silence between us. Two very conflicting messages..Continue reading