Friday, December 2, 2011


December.  Houston.  Cool, cold even.  The difficult summer forgotten.  We seem to dwell only in the present where we are ok, or not ok.  I find myself thinking forward when in uncomfortable moments: "in one hour, I will be home (or through, or out of the airplane, or done with the dentist, or off the freeway) and 'this' will be over".  I helps. 
I am now of the age where in my mind I can travel long distances through time.  Can even get a bit lost there in the loops and small passages.  Some to savor, some to spit out, and put in trunk, in the basement and slam the lid shut.
But, it seems, we must live in the present moment and make it count by being aware of it.  Tick tick.  It slips away.



  1. Dec. 2 was the day my Mom took her last breath. It was hard, good, loving, and I will always miss her. I got through by being present to each moment, not wishing for another, or thinking about another, the map was drawn, there would be only one destination. There is another empty inside me. We become our Mothers, and it is such a loss. Now I step forward on the gangplank, it will be my turn next. Hope you are well. Loved the first piece as it unloaded on the blog. Happy Holidays.


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