In a dark closet…

It's been a while since I last blogged. I survived quarantine. I published a book. I am surviving trauma. I am barely coming up for air and slowly re-engaging into society. I am observing things differently. I am noticing the little things. Acknowledging the details of every day. I catch myself staring out of my... Continue Reading →

I am no longer asking for permission…

All my life, I've made measured decisions. Is this a good idea?  Will it be disrespectful?  Will I hurt someone's feelings?  Will I be judged? Will they stop being my friend?  Am I talented enough? Will I be pretty enough?  Will I be smart enough?  Will I be respected?  Will they accept me? As I've... Continue Reading →

This weekend I was in a room full of love and celebration, and the next day a room full of judgment and excess. I belonged in both rooms.   It was a weekend of bipartisanship, literally. I sat in awe that I had come so far.  A little Puerto Rican girl from The Bronx was seated... Continue Reading →

Take off the mask…

Depression: “feelings of severe despondency and dejection.” I was depressed, and I didn’t even know it. I never liked the word “depressed.” I said I was at peace, but I was actually numb - The hurt was so grave I didn’t know what else to do but to mask it with what I called peace,... Continue Reading →

The Measure of a Man

We met 25 years ago.  I was broken, and he was whole.  We married and built a life together that was nothing but unconventional. Through it all he is consistent.   His character is consistent His temper is consistent His commitment to our family is consistent When we met, I lived in New York City,... Continue Reading →

Lessons…along the way.

"Drudgery is the test of genuine character."  - Oswald Chamber I’ve learned several lessons these past few weeks - Live teachable... There is greatness in doing simple things greatly. Don’t think of yourself insignificant in your path, it's your journey. Live your life as best as possible and if along the way you inspire or... Continue Reading →

Words matter…all the time!

I love you, I hate you. Go away, please stay.  You are amazing, you are ugly. You are a failure, you are brilliant.  Hello, Goodbye.  Will you marry me?  She's gone.  You failed, you passed.  Go to Hell, God is Love. It's a boy, I am sorry for your loss. These are words I have... Continue Reading →

When will we learn…

This week my blog's intention changed.  What I was going to write, I'll share at another time. My heart is heavy with all that is going on in our world, our country,  in our homes, and among friends.  I've noticed an incredibly bitter shift in our dialogue and how we express our differences of opinion.... Continue Reading →

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