You Can’t Run Into a Burning Building If You Don’t Love Things on Fire

At first it starts off small; manifesting as rebellion against what most would call "normal." At some point you can no longer pretend to accept and in this awareness you subconsciously commit. You reject.  You leave.  You close a door and open a window. Not to jump out, even though yes, you've thought of that too, but to let in the outside.  Get air. You do things you never thought you would or could. You leave the family that made you because they abandon you first, have … [Read more...]

Keepsakes

It’s warm and balmy. Yet they had predicted another chilly cold snap within the next few days. It’s dusk and I stand at the kitchen sink, looking out the window for a brief moment, long enough for the hint of violet in the air to catch me by surprise. To the west, beyond the oak trees the sky is ablaze. Fiery reds and oranges glaze the once-white clouds. The filtered light summons me and I go, barefoot, opening the sliding glass door, to breathe in the comfortable, lilac-colored air. The … [Read more...]