Music of Angels

Julianna, the mother of twin blind girls, again sat in the pew in front of me. But, the girls weren’t with her. I was early for mass. After some time passed, the mother rose from her seat, and moved. That’s when I noticed the two daughters, sitting in a pew closest to the choir. Julianna… Continue reading Music of Angels

Behind Blue Eyes

  “You’ve got the most beautiful blue eyes!…I’d think with eyes like that, doors would open for you!” “Yeah, well, looks can be deceiving. I’m having a rough day.” Her rough day was a lot different than a rough day for you or me. If her friend decided not to let her stay in her… Continue reading Behind Blue Eyes

Natural Order of Things

Well, summer’s fading a bit and so are the sunflowers. I thought I’d outsmart the squirrels. Last year, they’d dart up the stalks of my sunflowers, snap off the heads and run with them across the street. And, knock over the plants in the process. What I decided to do was lop off the heads… Continue reading Natural Order of Things

No Nursing Homes, Please!

Two women. One’s about to turn 90, and the other one’s already 91. They’ve lived totally different lives but share something in common. Both are fiercely independent and have no intention of stepping foot inside a nursing home. My Mom turns 90 on the ninth day of the ninth month this year. Mom’s raised six… Continue reading No Nursing Homes, Please!

Words Rang True

Well, I was right about something I mentioned in my last post. The twin teenagers who sat in front of me at church were definitely blind. This week,  I arrived before the daughters and their mother. I watched them approach the pew in front of me again. The girls’ white canes were instantly folded into a quarter of… Continue reading Words Rang True

Imperceptible

Sometimes my perception of things is totally wrong. Take the other night, for instance. I got up out of bed in the middle of the night. This isn’t an unusual occurrence. I didn’t turn on a light so as to not wake my hubby. I know my way around the bedroom in the dark. Not a problem.… Continue reading Imperceptible

Butterflies and Wild Flowers

We’re all individuals. Many of us try to change ourselves to be more like our friends. Especially the friends who seem to “have it all”. While it’s commendable to try to better yourself and be all you can be, I say keep your uniqueness. People will be attracted to you for who you are.  When… Continue reading Butterflies and Wild Flowers