Fear

Fear

“I’m scared.” Her eyes opened wide and the tears, which had been perched on the edge of her lower lid, made their escape. Her flushed cheeks glistened with the wetness. I rubbed her back, my hand making slow circles against her cotton shirt. “I know you are,” I said. “But it will pass.” I stopped … Read More

Woef!

Woef!

My sister, Tara, likes to say okay to or acknowledge a text with a single word, which just happens to be “Word.” For example, when I say, “That’s sad, but at least you are seeing it,” she’ll reply, “Word.” Or if I say, “I think part of X’s success lies in his confidence. Y’s too,” she … Read More

She Who Hesitates Is Lost

She Who Hesitates Is Lost

My dad used to be a walking Bartlett’s Familiar Quotations. Really. I vividly remember him pulling out a quote when the time was appropriate (and sometimes not so appropriate). Instead of telling us something from the heart, he’d use a quote to convey his meaning. I’m not trying to be judgmental when I say that … Read More