Authors and Writing,Bucket Lists,Death,Finishing,Love Yourself


You: "Who me? Are you talking to me?" Your conscience: "YES. You. You have started a lot of things. Let's finish one." You: "How?" Your conscience: "I am SO glad you asked. Take a moment and write down all the reasons you can't finish. If you need help, I have a short source for you to check out":   Challenge and Joy of Finishing [caption id="attachment_231" align="alignnone" width="1000"] Whoa! I meant to finish that...[/caption] You: "Wait. That's not me in the photo!" Your conscience: "It could be. It's time to finish your thing -- whatever it is before, well, you know." You: "That's...
Authors and Writing,Life,Poetry

Piano Hands

Looking down, my hands are young. Little nails. Little fingers. Skipping on the keys. Smooth, dainty skin. I am six. From farther up I'm looking down at my hands upon the keys. Bigger reach, longer nails. A little polish Dancing on the keys. Taut, youthful skin. I am sixteen. Looking down, my hands are shopworn. They play the music that comes through me. My fingers waltz on the keys now. Drying, aging skin. I am fifty. My gaze descends to my hands resting on the keys. As I lift and lower, music emerges, But alas, my fingers lumber on the...
Authors and Writing,Life

I Wish You Enough

   I wish you enough sun to keep your attitude bright no matter how gray the day may appear. 
I wish you enough rain to appreciate the sun even more.
 I wish you enough happiness to keep your spirit alive and everlasting. I wish you enough pain so even the smallest of joys in life may appear bigger.
 I wish you enough gain to satisfy your wanting. I wish you enough loss to appreciate all that you possess.
 I wish you enough hellos to get you through the final good-bye. Note: this poem and others can be found  in my...
Authors and Writing,Choices,Fear,Life

Give Your Self to the Wind

. . . AND RECEIVE THE GIFT OF LOVE How do you give your self (it's two words, on purpose) to the wind? Finish your stuff, I tell you. And be willing to be vulnerable! When you finish, though, you are very likely to fail. In fact, you can really suck! Your art, your book, your music, your crocheted or knitted piece, or even your book report for school, if you're still in school -- can really be awful. But, finishing it is important. We could fail. We can get an "F" or we can have no one buy our...