“You know the dozen roses you have on the coffee table?” “Yes.” “Now you have 11.” “Why?” “One of the heads fell off.” “Why does that make 11?” “Now one is dead.” “All 12 are dead.” This is what it’s like to live with a philosopher.
Among the children and others who came to our door last night there was a princess from Frozen a family from the Avengers witches, ghosts, pirates and The Halloween Mime. The Halloween Mime was a child of about 8 years of age in white face paint and a black spandex bodysuit. He arrived with a […]
No. Just no. Sometimes clarity comes as simply as that. What was bright, what had heat, what had power now does not. It is mere matter that no longer matters. That no longer stirs, swells, expands, surges, ebbs, flows, jumps, drives, lashes or pounds. You can continue a little longer as mere matter maybe like […]
“I’m sorry, Mrs. X, but I won’t be able to talk to you anymore. It’s just too painful,” my teenage son’s first and recently ex-girlfriend said to me. “I’m sure you understand.” Of course I understood. I did understand. I do. But I don’t. I love this girl. This young, big-foreheaded, spindle-legged almost-doe who showed […]
My teacup chihuahua has shining big black eyes and even bigger ears And a little licking pink tongue. Her curly tail beats time when she’s happy, which is most of the time. She yip yip yips and she prances and skitters and RUNS up and down the stairs like a tiny herd of elephant dogs. […]