I Could Not But Climb.

It stood so glorious there before me towering, towering o’er my head I could not help but stumble toward it newly risen from death’s dark bed The shrouds of death so quick discarded tangled, swiftly made me fall But even then at the beginning I knew the heights deserved my all And now so many…

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Separation.

they sent Him away they all had agreed to that place oh so distant full of pain and of need where once there were Three now remained only Two and far, far below One so pink and so new and did it not burn lo, did it not sting to see that babe in a…

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Thanksgiving.

Crawling on a blade of sorrow Dancing through joy’s shining crease Reeling from bone shattering betrayal Drinking deep from springs of peace Tears I’ve shed on many pillows leaking from a wounded soul Counted, measured, held as precious til the day You make us whole Every day You’ve been beside me even when I couldn’t…

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Still Standing.

It’s Saturday afternoon and I’m waiting for video to render in one program and upload in another. During this brief mental pause, it has occurred to me that I haven’t left the house since Tuesday. That “quick swim” outing I had planned turned into a doozy of an unexpected, semi-awkward, multi-locational conversation that lasted upwards…

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Tantrum.

Most of the things I write about on this blog have to do with living in Turkey — something curious, or something difficult, or something ridiculous to the point of hilarity. But I struggle with what to write about when I’m completely and utterly blah about living here. When I have no interest in interacting…

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