Second guessing

January 2015, DC Metro Yellow Line: Just after L’Enfant station, the train jerked to a stop. It lurched and stalled again. It seemed like typical Metro — until smoke started seeping in. Curls wafted through the vents and door seams. First, it didn’t seem like a big deal, but it got thicker fast, and the…

Spiral Clearing

When I graduated and moved after college, almost everything fit into two footlockers, except for skis and luggage stashed in the car. The minimalism didn’t last long. Despite moving on a regular basis, we quickly grew beyond that level of simplicity. And now, we’ve been settled in one place for almost eleven years, so not…

A Tough Day for Socks

Some days just don’t go as smoothly as others. Part of anyone’s story is our ‘grace under fire’. Unfortunately that phrase is not necessarily an accurate way to describe how I react to the negative stimulus of people around me. Yesterday, issues and negativity reigned, and the carnage of socks just put me over the…

Tell me a story

“There was never yet an uninteresting life. Such a thing is an impossibility. Inside of the dullest exterior there is a drama, a comedy, and a tragedy.” – Mark Twain I’m sorry that I didn’t find out what spurred my parents to immigrate to the U.S.Or what it was like for them growing up in…

GO AHEAD…LICK THE SPOON!

And the Bowl! Those who work hard, should play hard. Today I gave myself permission to play. The result? Beautiful colors of Easter Eggs, baked brownies and a feast of leftovers for lunch. We sang and danced making joyful (and not so joyful) noise. When the sun broke through the rain clouds we went outside…