The world in solemn stillness

We're watching, one more time, It's a Wonderful Life. Clarence Oddbody, AS2 (Angel Second Class), aka Henry Travers, is showing George Bailey, aka James Stewart, how his hometown would look if George had never been born. In a couple of minutes, George will learn that, because he never existed, his wife, Mary, aka Donna Reed, … Continue reading The world in solemn stillness

Nobody’s going to make you

  I don't wait for moods. You accomplish nothing if you do that. Your mind must know it has got to get down to work. ~ Pearl S. Buck I planned to say that I'm not in the mood to write, that for two weeks all I've wanted to do is watch Netflix from dawn … Continue reading Nobody’s going to make you

Day 34: Keeping the stars apart

here is the deepest secret nobody knows (here is the root of the root and the bud of the bud and the sky of the sky of a tree called life;which grows higher than the soul can hope or mind can hide) and this is the wonder that's keeping the stars apart i carry your … Continue reading Day 34: Keeping the stars apart

Day 33: Thinking

Last August I wrote about one of my muses in My Cousin Ruth's Statuesque Leg. Yesterday afternoon, Ruth slipped into a coma. While we're waiting for her to wake up, I think about bunk beds and horses and camping; and sledding down an icy hill one Christmas in Independence, Missouri, and running into a parked … Continue reading Day 33: Thinking

Day 31: The possibility of light flurries

  Let's get one thing out of the way: The little white flakes you see floating across the screen don't mean a visit to the ophthalomologist is in order. They're snowflakes, courtesy of WordPress. After January 4, they'll disappear. If our weather doesn't change radically, they will be the only snowflakes most Central Texans see … Continue reading Day 31: The possibility of light flurries