Woman on a Journey

The ups and downs of aging and the changes life brings on.. Topics include divorce, loneliness, loss, spirituality, and more.

The Up and Down of Things

The Up and Down of Things

An Ode to May messily meandering maimed and misunderstood oh you monstrosity of a month Ah, yes, written during the down-of-things. The upside of May is found in Jamaica Kincaid’s book, My Garden (Book):   “The month of May comes on suddenly and moves along swiftly, and each day pleasure after pleasure is flung before…

Cocooning, a much kinder word

Cocooning, a much kinder word

Staring outside at a sky that stares coldly back, wintertime claustrophobia and reclusiveness seep into my bones. I close my eyes and take a deep breath, flipping the switch and renaming this cocooning time, a word with a warmer and friendlier feel. However, neither butterfly nor human wants to remain in a cocoon for too long….