Posted in October 2011

building cathedrals

Our Lady of Burgos, Spain  Begun in the 13th Century, completed in the 16th * I really, really wish I knew who wrote the following. In part because she deserves credit for her work (ironic given its content), but mostly because I just really want to hug her. Thank you, Charlotte, wherever you may be. … Continue reading

beautiful city

Out of the ruins and rubble Out of the Smoke Out of our night of struggle Can we see a ray of hope? One pale thin line reaching for the day . We can build a beautiful city Yes we can Yes we can We can build a beautiful city Not a city of angels, … Continue reading

the harvest – part two

* Godspell – the back stories Why Godspell? Heading to New York The Seed Time The Harvest (Part One) * Oh please, take me with you Let me skip the road with you  I can dare myself I can dare myself  I’ll put a pebble in my shoe And watch me walk (watch me walk) … Continue reading

… and the harvest (part one)

. We thank thee then O, Father, for all things bright and good The seed time and the harvest … ~ All Good Gifts .. If you’re new to this story, please click HERE and then HERE to catch up. (Trust me; it’ll mean a whole lot more if you do.) . OK, so where … Continue reading

the seed time

Please click HERE for the back story. We thank thee then, O Father, for all things bright and good,  The seed time and the harvest .. ~ All Good Gifts * * Jesus and Mary packed and ready to go * I don’t know where to start. I don’t know how on Earth I am … Continue reading

prepare ye

  Where are you going? Can you take me with you? For my hand is cold And needs warmth Where are you going? ~ Godspell, By My Side * So no, it hasn’t been one of the best weeks in our history. I’m in a tough place. A very tough place. And yet, life goes … Continue reading

riding shotgun down the avalanche

* Note to my mama-sisters yesterday afternoon: So if you’re going to sob uncontrollably in your car on the way home from work, it really is a nice touch to have a torrential rainstorm beating down on your roof at the same time. Hell if you’re going to do it you might as well do … Continue reading

all you need to know – reprise

* The following was originally published on October 29, 2009. * * ** I wonder ~ Do you know that I sneak into your room to watch you sleep, secretly hoping that you might wake up, even for a second? When you do wake up and I’m not here, do you wonder where I am? … Continue reading

one roller coaster, hold the spiders

* The following was originally published on October 8, 2008. Click HERE to read the original post in its entirety. Ya know, if you feel the need. * Two and a half years ago, we went to a town fair. It was a typical New England shindig with too many little kids’ rides crammed into a too-small … Continue reading

my village

Diary of a Mom Facebook status, Saturday at 2:33 pm for the first time in (literally) as long as i can remember, i am about to get in the car with three girlfriends, take a road trip to go visit eight other girlfriends and – get this .. i’m SLEEPING OVER! am i feeling guilty … Continue reading