A fine whine

wild muscadine grapes

He poured his glass of merlot on the floor in a thin, deliberate stream, expecting me to immediately move to mop up the puddle. Fighting the urge to clean, I stepped over his mess to refill my glass. I wiped the maroon splatter from the top of my shoe on the back of my other pant […]

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Everything you ever dreamed

view inside plastic pipes

“There are powers inside of you which, if you could discover and use, would make of you everything you ever dreamed or imagined you could become.” ~ Orison Swett Marden  

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Breaking through, breaking down

vine growing out of stone wall

She focused so hard on breaking through the walls, that she neglected to thrive once she made it into the light.  

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Make your own rules

toy shovel and pail on beach

Don’t be so loud, someone might hear you Don’t color outside of the lines You’re too big to be a jockey, or an astronaut You don’t have enough grace to be a ballerina Science and math are for boys Girls can’t be strong, can’t be leaders You’re not smart enough You’re not good enough Dreams […]

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A quest for perfection

vintage permanent wave machine

A diet of lemon water and rice cakes holds the promise of svelte limbs and a flat stomach. Faux curls and a touch of rouge only add to the fleeting illusion of youth.

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Unchained

There came a day when she could no longer keep her heart guarded from the hurt and pain, locked way behind the impenetrable walls she built. It was time to unlock the gates and step into the light, freeing her spirit to seek the happiness that was waiting for her.

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