The Meaning of a Nightstand

About six months ago, my 17-year-old son asked, “Hey mom, do you have any furniture you need?” I said, “Well, my nightstand is broken and about 30 years old, why?” He said, “Oh, okay.” I didn’t think anything of it. This kid loves analyzing the structure of furniture. He loves talking about anything he canContinue reading “The Meaning of a Nightstand”

Accompanying Light

There has always been an accompanying light Like a small, glowing lantern floating along While the dark took me prisoner again and again Determined that I was meant to struggle alone. At first, I thought it was only mocking Watching as I climbed and fell and climbed again But I learned to trust in theContinue reading “Accompanying Light”

The Felt Sense

When we set aside the cacophony of racing thoughts Sitting in the peace of stillness, silencing the chatter Allowing the pressures of the external to temporarily fade We can then listen to that quiet inner voice, the felt sense It is there, dear soul, that a light glows in the dark A knowing above allContinue reading “The Felt Sense”

Milestones

The world as we know it has turned upside-down And we are walking like strangers inside a foreign town Familiar streets now laced with traces of fear Trying to find our roots again in spaces once held dear It’s like we are close to arrival but not quite yet Hearts remembering traumas our brains attemptContinue reading “Milestones”

I’ll Keep a Fire Blazing

I’ll keep a fire blazing Through the dark, relentless nights A chimney smoking in the distance The reassurance of glowing light To offer refuge from the bitter chill And a place to rest your head If you should need a little bit of warmth To face the unknown road ahead.

Nestling In

A quaint and cozy home with a welcoming feel Young faces at the window, tender hearts to heal, Food in the cupboards and blankets in the cold A space that feels safe; a place to grow old, Deep conversations from the bottom of the soul Permission to be just as we are: human and whole,Continue reading “Nestling In”