Looks Pretty Silent Around Here

There is a different kind of silence bouncing around between the two houses here on Scenic Drive this weekend; and, I am certain, reverberating three hours away toward middle Tennessee also.  Sudden, unforeseen, painful.  Silence so completely unexpected - the kind that leaves broken hearts and tears.  I have mentioned our spoiled princess pup a few… Continue reading Looks Pretty Silent Around Here

The Twinkle in His Eye

Since today is Christmas, I suppose I will tell my Santa story.  Have you ever had the incredible sensation that, "This IS the REAL Santa Claus?"  I will tell you, it is quite a peculiar feeling for someone that is a few Christmases away from the fancy that "This could be more than Santa's helper."  I mean, seriously,… Continue reading The Twinkle in His Eye

The Light We Don’t Have to Lose

We had snow this morning, big, fat, juicy flakes that dropped and clung to every surface, piling up, settling as mounds of fluffy white.  As I gaze out the window upon a winter wonderland, I inhale the beauty - because the rain is on the way, and the unsullied covering blanketing all imperfections will soon be gone.  As young… Continue reading The Light We Don’t Have to Lose

Oh Christmas Tree, What Do I See?

There are times in life when you just have to uncurl your unyielding, icy fingers and let things drop from the death grip with which you are clutching them, especially old traditions that have simply become inflexible customs.  The after effects can be surprisingly refreshing, as I was able to experience over the past Thanksgiving… Continue reading Oh Christmas Tree, What Do I See?