Taking Time

Lately, S and I have attended a couple of weddings. On one such wedding weekend, S told me to close my eyes and he led me out to our yard where this was set up: I was completely surprised! I asked him what the occasion was. He told me we had been around a lot…

Leaving People Better

This weekend made three weekends in a row that S and I went on a spontaneous road trip. Last weekend we said goodbye to S’s sick uncle. Yesterday, we buried him.    (Tobacco farm in Tennessee, with tobacco hanging in racks on the right) Funerals are a natural cause for reflection. As I sat with…

“I’m So Misunderstood”

(Beautiful clouds at Chester Frost Park, the closest ‘beach’) It can be upsetting when someone thinks they have us totally figured out, treats us according to their ideas, and they are dead wrong. For instance, there’s a person who seems to be under the impression that I am petty. They accuse me frequently of being…

Sometimes People Suck

(My quiet lunch – fresh salad, a book, and Katie sunbathing in front of the door) You know what sucks? When friendships end. The last two years have seen some astoundingly bad luck when it comes to friendships. I seem to have lost all but two, neither of whom live in the same state as…

Support

(S working on his new bike) Before we got married, S and I talked a lot about the importance of pursuing dreams. As individuals, we agreed that dreams are important. Not just having dreams, but moving toward making them a reality. When we were getting married, we promised to always support each other’s dreams. We…