Gathering warmth and light

What a beautiful, strange November.  Many nights the fire is not started, or is allowed to go out while sleeping, and it is rarely going during the day. Still, the light keeps fading, paying no mind to weather that thinks it is September.  There’s something within that whispers a reminder that the temperature will soon sync […]

Spare moments

This week’s thunder was a startling change from months of hushed snowstorms.  The rain beat a rough rhythm on the canvas roof, one that was hard for some of us to sleep through.  We’d grown very accustomed to the slip-slide-zipper sound of snow whooshing off the roof.  The rain is so different, pummeling, like rabbit […]

Creative progress

Five years ago today I was overdue, awaiting a spring chick.  Walk-waddling down the cul de sac road in a sweatshirt, smelling the awakening earth, wondering when our new little one would join us. The night of March 17th I tucked Caden off to sleep as usual.  By midnight Aria had arrived.  Caden and his Mimi somehow […]