Category Archives: Writing

Beautiful Woman

Just when you think I may never blog again, I post something almost completely unrelated to anything else on my blog. I have high aspirations to blog more frequently, and we have adventures on the horizon that will provide some once-in-a-lifetime writing material. However, for today, I just want to share some thoughts on being a woman. Continue reading Beautiful Woman

ice crystals

ice crystals and flakes fall down
covering my deck …
dashing my hopes and plans
with each white fleck

ice crystals grow heavier;
thin flakes grow thick …
children’s hearts dance and leap
hoping they will stick

ice crystals, like pixie dust
shimmering in the light …
a blanket of fresh and new
hiding dirt from sight

ice crystals — talk of the town —
the only news is weather …
as they fall from the clouds,
families come together

ice crystals halt busy schedules
making time stand still
young and old alike gather
at the window sill

ice crystals — what can you do?
you just have to smile …
and maybe you secretly hope
the cold stays for a while

ice crystals will fade soon;
ice will melt away …
i’ll enjoy the peace and quiet
of this rare snow day.

by crystal 😉

 

 

Breaking the Chains: Disappointment

Today is my birthday, and I have decided to live as if no one is disappointed in me — not God, not my parents, not my husband, not my children, not my friends, not my extended family or in-laws, not my businesses associates. After 36 years, I am finally realizing that I must life free of the weight of others’ disappointment. Continue reading Breaking the Chains: Disappointment