My life as a whole has, for the most part, been happy.  I was a content, dreamy child.  I have always felt compassion and affection toward people in general.  This is a characteristic of my spirit that I am grateful for; it has led me down a path of humanitarianism and giving, in my career … Continue reading Sacrifice

Happily Ever After

I'm not sure what it is about the closing of the year that brings out the melancholy and retrospection of days long past.  Perhaps it's the holidays.  Perhaps it's the weather.  Regardless of the cause, it happens.  Last night I dreamt I was still a child.  This subconscious vision was completely surreal; I saw my … Continue reading Happily Ever After

Delicious Ambiguity

Tonight I came across an old journal entry that made me realize how quickly things can change.  Strange, but at the same time, it made me realize how constant and unwavering the human spirit can be.  I then glanced at the date of the entry; it was dated exactly four years ago today.  Since the … Continue reading Delicious Ambiguity

Ghosts of the Past

It is after midnight; I cannot sleep.  I am alone — completely alone — for the first time in what seems like aeons.  The kids are spending the night with their aunt in Winchester. I think this is the first time I've been completely alone since he died in 2003.  It is also officially Easter, the … Continue reading Ghosts of the Past