Following the Light

“It was one of those March days when the sun shines hot and the wind blows cold:  when it is summer in the light, and winter in the shade.” — Charles Dickens, Great Expectations Finally Scary February is behind Us. March has blown in. Watching the Light Swirl Around Us. Bringing Joy Each Day. Following […]

Doors and Windows

Back in the Fishbowl. Pain leads you here. Looking out of Windows. Waiting for All Clear. Lives on Hold Again. More Tests to be Done. Sleeping in Work Clothes. Early Rise to see the Sun. Doors here open with Security Tags. Young Patients ride quickly through. Parents hold Tight to Each Other. In a World they […]

An Office within An Office

In a Tall, Tall Building. On the Almost Top Floor. Is an Office within an Office with a Solid Wood Door. With Windows that Look out on a Mountain and a School. An Office where I Work and Try to Apply each Rule. A Lawyer by Day and Sometimes by Night. A Lawyer in an Office […]

Art for the Soul

A High School Art Project to be done in the Genre of Jean-Michel Basquiat. Words and Paint Graffiti Inspired.  Friend to Andy Warhol. The project was to create your own Jean-Michel Basquiat-inspired piece. She put Heart and Soul into her creation.  With her recent hospital stay as the inspiration. Used Pointe Shoes are the ‘Canvas”. Colors […]

Finding Magic in the Dark

After the Nurses and Doctor Teams and Experts Step Away. Once the IVs, Scans and X-rays finish the Day. Just Before School and the World Enters the Fray. It’s Mom.  Just Mom.  To Forge the Way. Very Scary Flying Solo once the Support is Done. It’s Mom who brings the Child Back into the Sun. And […]

A World Unto Itself

The World of Hospitals. This Family has Never Experienced the World of Hospitals. Until Now. It is Quite Fascinating.  Such Protocol.  Unique Lingo.  Different Behaviors. And the 7:00 Hours.  Morning and Evening. At 7:00 the Entire Complex Begins to Move. Shifts Change.  Teams Morph One into the Next. Day to Night. Night to Day.  Over and […]

February Fruit

I know.  February isn’t really known for its Fruit. But Perhaps it Should. Pineapple.  All the Way from Hawaii. A Perfect Fruit. Hard Woody Skin Protects the Luscious Soft Fruit Inside. Once Cut Open, Pineapple becomes its own Serving Vessel. Juice is poured from the Fruit to the Glass. A Perfect Fruit for the Cold […]

An Ancient Meal

When we Talk of China, We Talk of its Ancient Culture. Thousands upon Thousands of Years.   Symbolic and Laden with Customs. With Chinese Adopted Daughters, We are Honored to Impart to them their Cultural Heritage. But it can sometimes be overwhelming. Customs and Whys.  Political Positions and Impacts.  The Food.  The People.  The Geography. For Help, […]

Mr. Flu

Say it’s Not So. Say it’s Not True. Oh Lord, Mr. Flu, is that really You? Yes.  In the Flesh.  In a Feverish Woe. Flu is on His Game.  We are Way Low. Ballerina Girl First.  She’s Never Been Sick. Drained and Down.  Not Eating a Lick. Oh Mom, is this really what it’s like? I’m […]

An Elementary Invention

5th Grade Inventors. Ahh…the Elementary School Science Fair.   Is it that time already??? This Year Each Student Must Create an Invention on their Own. An Invention to Solve a Common Problem. Electronics and Water.  Ms. Doodle’s Pick. She Wanted to Invent Something to Protect an Electronic from Water Damage. Even when the Electronic is Dropped/Immersed in Water….Toilet, […]