Another Sunrise

We set out before dawn, again, as we have so many times before, across the lawn,  down by the park, further  through a neighborhood we have walked for over a quarter of a century, our path must be a groove in some spots by now — how many times have we  been shaded by ourContinue reading “Another Sunrise”

Inescapable Dawn

The gray-eyed morn smiles on the frowning night, checkering the eastern clouds with streaks of light. — William Shakespeare Shy sun, resting behind a passing cloud, not ready to star in the requirements of hours, he waits behind a gray  curtain, but his  brilliance escapes, reminding us a full infusion of light will dawn… So,Continue reading “Inescapable Dawn”

Dawn Rising

“Morning without you is a dwindled dawn.” — Emily Dickinson I’d share an orange sorbet sunrise with you at 16 or 82, like this cool, mellow morning —  what a privilege to see so many day-beginnings  with your kindness beside me, blue sky & clouds rising, a path before us, another excursion of our ongoing,Continue reading “Dawn Rising”

Well-worn Shoes

We amble, toss questions to each other, consider future plans — travel & leisure, family gatherings, friend trips — and our  pace is slowing as we reminisce about past adventures, a life- time of loving each other, and I think we are like  well-worn shoes, and however unromantic that may sound, I think there  isContinue reading “Well-worn Shoes”

As Light Broke

My eyes lift to the center arch as light breaks through the caged lamp-tops Illuminating the cool,  smooth tiles above….  Moments before  I stepped into this historic cathedral, I learned that a friend had passed, walked into heaven just hours ago, and now I bow my head, imagine her like that light, her soul waking,Continue reading “As Light Broke”

Silent Conversation

“With a bound, the sun of a molten fiery red came above the horizon, and immediately thousands of little birds sang out for joy, and a soft chorus of mysterious, glad murmurs came forth from the earth; the low whispering wind left its hiding-place among the clefts and hollows of the hills, and wandered amongContinue reading “Silent Conversation”

Things We Take for Granted

We took a walk, as we so often do, reflecting and dreaming as we wander around a neighborhood we know so well, same turns down  the same streets. We know the houses, have our favorite trees, share nods with the few others who also traipse these paths, usually at the same crossways, but however theContinue reading “Things We Take for Granted”