Growing From Cracked Cement: Zinnias and Resilience

Gardening was solace and joy, hope and inspiration, nourishment, connection and peace.  Spring's bare beds were full of possibility.  I grinned with delight putting seeds in the ground, chattered with excitement in the garden store selecting plants with Christian.  I lit up as the first tiny seedlings emerged new from the earth each year--and each … Continue reading Growing From Cracked Cement: Zinnias and Resilience

Love Rushes In/A Victory Lap (2/2)

(...continued from previous) Home. I lose it.  I sob bitterly, openly, occasionally swiping the tears from my cheeks.  I scan the crowds wishing for a friendly face.  A woman standing alone makes eye contact.  We look directly at each other as I approach.  Her face is full of empathy and she nods at me as … Continue reading Love Rushes In/A Victory Lap (2/2)