Sweet and Sour Dreams

Had a weird dream. We decided to take a family vacation to China. That’s not the weird part. Well, it is if you consider that we don’t have the type of bank account that affords international jet setting. The part that didn’t sit well with me was sending the mister and Oliva by themselves. I […]

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Dear Regret

Was it a hole in the delicate fabric? Was it his collection of favorite shirts? Or was the attendant short with you? What made you whimper then sob as you rushed out of the cleaners today? You seemed so sad I felt the urge to grab you and give you a big warm hug but […]

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Six Impossible Things

“Sometimes I’ve believed as many as six impossible things before breakfast.” ¬†Lewis Carroll Take for example the following: I will exercise today. One cup of coffee will get me through the day. Today I will consume just one oreo. Correction, today I will consume just one oreo at a time. I will use toddler friendly […]

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Another Candle

Dear Oliva, It’s my birthday. I’m thinking about what your last birthday in your 30s will be like. I hope when it’s your turn you will feel loved and serene. Excited to look forward at what lies ahead and comfortable with the stretch of road behind you. But mostly present and aware of the gift […]

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