Day 8 – Israel 2018

O Little Town if Bethlehem How still we see thee lie.. Today was very interesting, humbling, educational and enlightening. Our world view is so easily shaped by the news, politicians, the internet, and prejudice. Today at least we can say that 35 Americans along with their brilliant and fearless Jewish guide were able to have … Continue reading Day 8 – Israel 2018

Day 6 cont. Israel 2018

After another generous buffet breakfast we headed out - me with a runny nose and beginnings of a cold. That's when it's good to be traveling with Savannah, who has tinctures and remedies! Double dosed on elderberry tincture and lozenges. We left the Sea of Galilee behind and headed to the River Jordan. Several people … Continue reading Day 6 cont. Israel 2018

Get Over It

She was always waiting for the Lord to return to get us all out of this messy world. As sick as she was this past week she never said she was planning to beat him to the punch and leave before he got back to take all of us. Knowing that we are just temporary … Continue reading Get Over It

First Best Friends

My daughter left today My very best friend Moving forward Life's journey My mom is in the hospital My first best friend Moving forward Life's journey I cleaned out my daughters room Childhood memories and piles of artwork mixed with more piles of seventeen years of school assignments Some I tossed without a care. Others … Continue reading First Best Friends

Promised Land

  This is from an historical novel I am working on - enjoy and comment on how to improve - context is that Lizzie has her newest daughter-in-law, Mary, living with her as her son, George, is serving in the Navy at Pearl Harbor 1944.  Lizzie is telling these stories through memory/flashback and diary entries … Continue reading Promised Land

Nostalgia

Nostalgia Remembering the past Idealization of times gone by Days of old Bittersweet memories Nostalgia Childhood freedom Unrestrained laughter Swinging and hiding and seeking Discovery and dreams Nostalgia Longing for what never was Aching for a past never experienced In the way it’s remembered Reminiscing Leaving out the struggle Nostalgia Faded valentines Handwritten letters tied … Continue reading Nostalgia