Category Grapevine fires.

Reckoner.

“Your problem is that you don’t understand what that word means. People think a soul mate is your perfect fit, and that’s what everyone wants. But a true soul mate is a mirror, the person who shows you everything that is holding you back, the person who brings you to your own attention so you […]

“And I wish it wasn’t dark right now.”

It wasn’t until a few years ago that I acknowledged how the transition from autumn to winter affects me. I think I was in denial for many years, because it’s one of those lovely “together” times of the year filled with warmth. And togetherness. And who can honestly admit to being sad during so much […]

This is not a real entry.

I have been working on another post for two weeks now, and it has not come together the way I hoped it would. I have been struggling lately because I really dislike this time of year, no matter how much I try to force myself to feel differently. I will finish the other post soon. […]

“I know your heart belongs to someone you’ve yet to meet.”

I found this post last week, a post that I started in February 2013 and for unknown reasons decided not to finish. Until today. — I recently read something that really stuck to me. Stuck to me in all the hurtful ways, such that I knew that becoming ‘unstuck’ was going to be extremely difficult. “You […]

Babylon.

“When you get the courage you’ll swim beyond the waves and the stillness of the ocean will make all fear go away.” This has been a hard entry to write. It has taken me a couple of days to get my thoughts in order and the end result isn’t even something I am totally satisfied […]

When the Fat Lady Wings.

There is no way for me to give this story the light it deserves, but I am going to try. A girl I know chose to end her life three days ago, and while everyone is struggling to understand, I am thinking back on these last three months of her life and desperately hoping she found […]

A bit about Phil, a lot about Addiction.

This is not going to be one of those “The Truth About Addicts” posts that people seem so fond of writing. I am not a counselor or any type of specialist, and my opinions on drugs and addiction only come from the past eight years and my own personal experiences (only). I was driven to […]