Living Words


“Do you trust me?” I smiled as these words reverberated in the deepest reaches of my mind, stirring my spirit as wind whipped sand. I lifted myself from its prone position, squinting against the fiery sunrise while brushing away bits of granite and moss. I replaced the lens cap of my Canon, stuffed it back […]



I have a friend who takes everything she can from me. Hand-me-down bikes and clothes, unabashed requests to grab her kids from daycare, eagerly accepted snacks and sometimes dinner on the porch once she sees that we’re home after another long day, endless chatter about the goings-on in her life, constant invitations to the zoo, parade, pool, […]