I lay awake, wrapped in his arms and the tingly afterglow of satiation. Warmth spreads through my body as a blanket of lassitude covers me, rendering my limbs and torso heavy and unmoving. A spark lights within me-hope has come home to roost in my breast, and it is both a terrible burden and an ancient … More Rainfall in Paradise
The soft multicoloured glow from the telephone’s screen saver lit the room as she lay in his arms. He held her as though she were made of the finest spun glass, delicate and precious to him. He smoothed her hair away from her face and squeezed a little then sang the soft words of Journey’s “Open … More The one that got away…
The rain pattered on the tin rooftop and the young man taking shelter there drifted off to a troubled sleep. He had just lost his best friend to a mutual evil–their drug of choice killed the man he considered a brother. Visions of the empty shell he found glared through his eyelids though he slept, and … More today was a story. based on truth.
each star points to dawn with rays that spread across the heavens they know that in our hearts and souls we need the light and it rises from the earth once again to light our path. We walk through the day–seeking what we do not know yet sometimes we find a treasure we needed to … More Dawn
This is for you Yvonne (that’s Rusty to me): It has been a while since I have been on here–partly my own fault, part fault of having a broken wrist that does not afford me the opportunity to actually type. So I sit and think about things that have happened recently and so very much … More A Drive through the Countryside
Empathy–most folks have it, in various quantities, but I am an emotional empath–slightly different. Whereas Empathy is the ability to understand and share the feelings of another. Empaths, in the most simplistic terms are emotionally sensitive people who sponge up the emotions of others. WE FEEL WHAT THEY FEEL. COMMON EMPATH SKILLS: You can “guess” … More I am an Empath
Thursday, April 21, 2016, I set off in my father’s little black truck with a mission: I was spending the night at my brother’s house to take him to the VA hospital in Philadelphia, PA for surgery. This would be a “short” but necessary procedure to take out half of his thyroid gland and at … More Jingo goes to the Hospital
Spring has sprung, the grass is riz I wonder where the birdie is The bird is on the wing Oh how absurd, the wing is on the bird. As I looked up in the sky The bird dropped whitewash in my eye I didn’t laugh, I didn’t cry I just thanked God that cows don’t … More Day Five and Life is–Good?!?
Day one-post-op hits, and I wake up. Not sure I want to-and it is a good thing I have a high pain tolerance, as I call for a push of Delaudit and some anti-nausea meds to be pushed into my IV line. I also get a shot of heparin at this time. 20 minutes later … More Oh…WTF have I done?
Monday, March 28th, 0530 hours. I received a call from Ashley (my fantastic eldest daughter) to let me know that she and her sister were running about 5 minutes late due to the evil weather and crappy drivers. They were determined to get to me and get me to my best chance at health and … More No Going Back Now…