Lesson #556

Yesterday sucked, right up until the end. Tomorrow bears no better prospects; it looks like it's going to suck, too.   Today, for all its potential for bullshit, is a blank slate, a brick of unmolded clay. Forge the iron in front of you, don't dwell on what was, or what might be.   Deal … Continue reading Lesson #556

“Remember This, My Son”

Sudden impacts and slow, incremental increases in pressure often have the same outcome. Shattered. Smashed. Pulverized to dust. Fractured. Wasted. Never again whole.   There's an insidious edge that we all must creep along. Thin, like early winter ice traversed at our peril. We deny ourselves, for we equate loneliness with bravery. We turn aside … Continue reading “Remember This, My Son”

Why We Never Understand

"It's my life!", she says as he pries. It's the look in her eyes, he can see she's alive, but still wants to cry. It's obvious there's pain behind her face, behind her life. It's been the driver giving her the faith that all she does is not a waste. He can't understand her now, … Continue reading Why We Never Understand