Category: patience

Romper

She had never wanted to grow up, but it happened without her permission. She was tradition, roots, a tender, the oldest, she was calm.  Life moved along and as society would dictate, she tried to keep up, be the person she was supposed to be.  She ran faster, pushed up, made up, drank up and somewhere along the…

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Fantastic Shoes

I’ve never been a very good fan. I have a hard time wearing things on my T-shirts.  I’m not a big chanter, screamer, “Oh my God…” type of person. I do, however, love music and there have been two times in my life that I have slept on a sidewalk for concert tickets.  Once in junior…

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Slip

A couple of months ago, Barb, aka Book Club Mom, interviewed me and asked about my experience finding an agent.  At the time of the interview I had not yet looked for an agent.  I have spent the past few weeks in that process and I feel a metaphor coming on. Finding an agent is…

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Soak

This too shall pass. Not a fan of this phrase.  Sure, it may pass, of course it will pass.  The sun comes up and goes down and days go by and in due course, things pass.  I get it.  That doesn’t mean they pass well, or things are better after they pass, or that you…

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Straining Seam

I used to play hopscotch and now I don’t even remember the rules. How do you win again?  Winning is of course the goal, right?  How could I have forgotten the how, damn it? I’ve been told I’m too hard on myself.  I’ve also been told I have ridiculous expectations, I paralyze myself, and that…

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Mohair Coat

It’s only money if you have it.  The same holds true for hair. It seems easier to give when money abounds.  If I’m not worried about paying for groceries or my electricity being shut off, I’m more willing to share, donate, or give money to someone in need. If, however, I hit a point where…

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Wrinkled

The last few days of the year always feel like the back pages of a notebook. The are still useable, but there isn’t enough room to start a project or even write a full chapter.  It’s the end, time to wrap things up.  I often use this time to look back over the previous pages,…

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Drop Waist Skirt

I fell on Friday. I’ve been hiking Piestewa Peak (Squaw Peak) for almost a year.  I hike the summit trail and it’s taken me a long time to get up to speed.  When I first started my knees really hurt on the decent so I wore straps on my knees. Eventually I built up my…

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Animal Print Pajamas

I feel like this today. I’m hoping it’s just the Sunday after a holiday and I’m resting up for the new year? If not, I’m just lazy. I have things to do, I’m just not in the mood and it’s cold out and there’s nothing really fun to eat in my house. I started a…

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