Sitting at the computer reading and drinking coffee this morning, my phone rang at 9:30. Woman on the other end: “Good morning. Is this a good time? ” Me gut-punched, recognizing the caller ID: “I guess.” I knew why she was calling. “We have the results of your biopsy from […]
in spring in an open field barefoot in the diamond dew of morning we walk, our fingers locked your little hand, mine bigger silently, suddenly (what joan didion calls ‘the ordinary instant’) a narrow stream of water appears between us you on one side now me on the other bread […]
For you, Maizie… What do you say, Percy? I am thinking of sitting out on the sand to watch the moon rise. It’s full tonight. So we go. and the moon rises, so beautiful it makes me shudder, makes me think about time and space, makes me take measure of […]
My unused bicycle has been languishing on my patio for a while now, collecting various patio chaff. I bought it at a garage sale and used it to go back and forth to my daughter’s house two streets away.
Friday morning my phone rings at 7:30. It’s my neighbor. She’s on her way to work and sees a dog running down a nearby busy street. She knows how much I “love helping animals” and she knew “for sure” I’d “want to know about the dog so I could try […]
There are many versions of this gorgeous song. Frank Sinatra’s is one of my favorites, as is Barbra Streisand’s. And, of course, Judi Collins. I chose this one by Judi Dench because she played Desiree in the London production of A Little Night Music, and I think it best conveys […]
I have lots of rhythm. Lots. More than most white people. Dancing came naturally to me.
“..memories and elephants are playin’ in the band.” All these years I’ve been singing that lyric to CCR’s, “Looking Out My Back Door.”
Happy Birthday, my delightful little soul, so full of questions and wonder. When I was One, I had just begun. When I was Two, I was nearly new. When I was Three I was hardly me. When I was Four, I was not much more. When I was Five, I […]
He didn’t write it, but he sure lived it and we are all better because of him.