The farther into this life that I journey, the less in focus my past becomes. I forget the hard edges and garish moments. They fade into a subtle mosaic, a muted backdrop for the splendor of my present, with the hope of my future lighting my way ahead.
The ancients believed that our world ended at the horizon, that the ocean simply fell off into nothing. They couldn’t fathom the immensity of the earth. Since then we have extended our vision. We’ve touched every continent, climbed every mountain, dove into every sea. We’ve flown to the moon and back, and pine for faraway Mars. … Continue reading Final frontier
Shades of gray
Love is not black and white. You have to look a man in the eye to know what he really wants.
He pulled the ruler from a narrow, side pocket of his overalls, snapping it open with military precision. Despite his workingman métier, his appearance was always meticulous. A razor-edged crease ran down the center of each pant leg; his white oxford shirt, starched and buttoned to the neck; and his nails free of grime, were … Continue reading Measure thrice
Sunlight scandalized the introverted downtown building, shimmying along rows of wallflower windows, inviting them to dance.
Breaking through, breaking down
She focused so hard on breaking through the walls, that she neglected to thrive once she made it into the light.