Summer’s Symphony 🦗

August 20, 2020

Katy did you hear the symphony last night?

The strings played so sweetly

I thought I just might

Be in heaven…

And angels would sing—

But all was quiet—they too

Must’ve been listening.

Summer’s symphony soon to be gone…

So I with a sigh and a yawn—

Fluttered off to sleep where

Dreams of winter’s deep would

Hold me until dawn.


This is a clip of the symphony. Enjoy the music!

May our spirits soar to heaven.

May we lift each other up and hold one another dear–

And may we rest well in peace.


Hope and Pretty Dresses

April 25, 2020

I held Hope, a tiny mustard seed,

But it fell through my fingers onto the ground

And sprouted…

What good are pretty dresses still wrapped in tissue

Or pretty words left unspoken?

We started the war

And now

We don’t know


To make peace.

So we say nothing to each other,

Put on our dirty work clothes

And complain to ourselves



Doing the thing

We know

Is right while

Waiting for the other person

In the room to show up

Wearing the pretty dress.

Maybe sometimes

The best thing to do



Maybe, the only thing we can do is nothing– except

Let time pass and heal what wounds still remain.

Is there someone

Who has the answer?


All was silence

In the dark and

The mustard seed grew

And grew…

But it still wasn’t enough for the voracious appetite

Of the swarm

When they came unnoticed

And left us wondering

Now what?

How many times can we build it

Before they knock it down


And where did all my pretty words go…

I look to you for hope–

At least a smile—


You are also looking

To me.


This piece is about depression. Something I’ve struggled with for as long as I can remember. But, it’s also about hope…and letting go.