Magic Mirror

Magic Mirror

“Magic Mirror on the wall…” No need to go further. We all know what comes next. That iconic query leveled at a looking glass by the jealous queen in Snow White started all the troubles to come. The queen didn’t get the answer she expected; the one she’d convinced herself she’d hear. Instead it told… Continue Reading

Tears of Joy, (when beauty strikes…)

Tears of Joy, (when beauty strikes…)

I’ve noticed recently how often I’m moved to tears. It’s a new development since I’ve entered the recovery phase after my husband’s death, and one I’ve been forced to acknowledge by its repetitive reality. Of course, my inner voice says, your nerves are a mess; overworked and undernourished. But that inner monologue also has another… Continue Reading

Metabolizing Shock

What a fascinating process; metabolism . Its scientific designation runs from breaking matter down, to absorbing and burning it up for circulation as fuel. We don’t have many words in the English language that cover such a gamut. The romance languages are better at that, acknowledging many ways to make use of the nuance of… Continue Reading

Selective Sympathy

What a terrible shock it is to find you’re not who you thought you were. Even worse when you learn the discrepancy comes in an area of characteristics you held most dear. Recently I discovered I was not the sympathetic, all-compassionate soul I’d always prided myself on being. I learned in fact that I practice… Continue Reading