Happy Hunting

Emotional stability can often feel like a full-time job. Well, I’m putting in overtime today. Some days Peace might be hiding in yellow leaves on a tree – nothing spectacular, just something pretty that catches your eye. It might be tucked away in the bright red paint on the tip of Autumn’s brush. … More Happy Hunting

The Broken Lighthouse

It’s like the light is out in the lighthouse and I don’t know how to navigate my life anymore. I never had the lighthouse to look at before, so why does it matter if the light is out now? How can someone that I never met make such a difference in my ability to make decisions? I don’t know. I just know that something inside of me changed when I saw those pink lines and I can’t go back. … More The Broken Lighthouse

A Hike in Unfamiliar Woods

Grief is a hike in the woods on a trail you’ve never taken before. There is a pounding fear of being completely lost interrupted by the relief of seeing a trail marker. The path ahead is long; so long in fact, that you might never see the end. But there are signs along the way to remind you that you are on the right track, moving in the right direction. Coping with loss is more about looking for the trail markers than it is about seeing the end. … More A Hike in Unfamiliar Woods

Like A Spider

How like a spider am I
Weaving a web to trap my loves
Too lazy to go out and get them
Too distrustful to let them come to me
Too hungry to let them live
Too tired to lure them in
How like a spider am I
Wrapping my loves up tight
Keeping them close
Keeping them stuck
Not letting them leave me
Not letting them love me … More Like A Spider

Louisiana Grown

I spent a lot of years hating where I came from and trying my hardest to move away from it. This morning as I look out on Crump Acres I feel really grateful for the culture of front porches, strong coffee, and southern charm. It has taken me years to discover that you don’t always … More Louisiana Grown