Dueling Hearts

Sometimes I feel I have dueling hearts; One is wise and bows to every blessing, steeped in light and hope and joy. The other lives in shadows and memories, nostalgia for what could have been, worries for what might be. Each heart serves a purpose; one to remind me to honor the past, hold onto … More Dueling Hearts

Quiet Moments

The room is dark and cool, Thomas Otten softly plays as the dog snores gently between us. Countless nighttimes of comfort and routine, a precious gift, soul to soul; the trust, the love, the connection, to end the day in quiet communion, weaving a spell of possibility. How did I ever deserve this? Deserving or … More Quiet Moments

The Necklace of Time

We are living through such strange times, chaotic and unsettling. Up is down, down is up. The moments consume us until we think we will never arrive at the other side. Everything seems larger than life while we are living it, but with hindsight we realize that all of those moments are only pieces of … More The Necklace of Time


Sometimes I feel set adrift, a castaway on an island in a sea of emotion. Life is both painfully beautiful and heartbreaking all at once. Instead of floating weightless in emerald waters of gratitude for my many blessings, I am tossed in the choppy waters of fear that it will all be taken away. I … More Castaway


When we’re together, a sparkle of hope and possibility shimmers all around. Your inner child delights, until tears of mirth stream down my cheeks. We are masters of the little often unseen things, as we know that those little things are truly the big things in love. I think of all you do to make … More Together

When in Fear

When in fear I tremble, the unknowns far too many to bear, my bravado drained dry by seemingly one epic battle to the death after another in an endless ballet of karmic missteps. All too easy to feel the weight of the world crushing down on me, with answers always coming, coming, but never soon … More When in Fear


I finally discovered a word that describes my feelings for you; Amaranthine (adj.) undying, immortal, eternally beautifully. How better to express all that our love means, the many ways in which you have touched my life for the better? What a gift in this harsh world to find my twin flame, the one who spoke … More Amaranthine

Dancing Weeds

I walked by a field of dancing weeds, joyfully bobbing about to the tune of a windy morning. Consider the humble weed; growing in the meanest of circumstances, all grit and scrappy determination to reach toward the sky, to survive. No hothouse luxuries for them, the common man of horticulture. The difference between a flower … More Dancing Weeds


After these strange months of endless uncertainty, I find myself feeling changed. I am here, but not completely, more a shadow of myself than fully flesh and blood. Diaphanous, translucent, acting by habit and instinct. Gone are my anchors, so many that I held dear, my understanding of life and the world. In their place, … More Shadows