Saturday, February 26, 2011

Do It Anyway

 I don't know quite how to write this story except to say that yesterday needs to be told. There is a bridge that's made out of glass and links Union Station to Crown Center. I've always wanted to walk across it but never had the courage to try until yesterday and you wouldn't believe how many trucks honked and waved as I stood there marveling about the view. One man walked past me with a walking stick and a backpack. My first inclination was to feel pity towards him because he was blind. A fast walking blind man! He knew exactly where to go, opened the door and proceeded to walk outside on the snow that has ice underneath. It's melting a little so it's lumpy and hard and he kept walking until he came to the bus stop and sat to wait for the next bus. I wonder if I could do that? Live life without sight, going places alone. It made me walk a little taller and laugh about how many things I haven't done because of fear. When I was a kid, there used to be a saying, "ask the blind man, he saw it all."

Sunday, February 20, 2011

Cyndi Lauper - True Color


    The last to get picked on a team but nobody told them he wasn't into sports. You aren't invisible and never have been.

Thursday, February 17, 2011


 If spring had a name she'd be a Luna, Myra or a Jade
  because nobody messes with a Luna, Myra or a Jade
 If spring was an age, she'd be in junior high
  with a crush on every boy
 and I would be her best friend.
  We'd stay up late writing in diaries
 dreaming about tomorrow's sun
 and giggling for flowers that will be budding soon.

Monday, February 14, 2011

Valentine Surprise

 What the heck happened to me? I followed the advice of a smart lady who knew I had a large family and wanted a happy marriage. She said, "get yourself a good girlfriend!" Six of them meet me once a month for lunch. We've known each other since junior high days, some from second grade. Yesterday was that day, a Sunday, the day I wish Romeo would get off the sports couch and take an outing with me. I know I was mad when I left the house, but these friends gave me amnesia and helped erase the world. When I stopped at Whole Foods to get a carrot drink after our carbo load lunch, it struck me odd that so many people were carrying roses. Was there a sale?
  Surprise surprise there were twelve red roses and my usual big red heart full of chocolates in the house. I completely forgot about Valentine's day! It was a day early for me because my Romeo is out of town today. He looked as confused as I was, probably wondering where I had put my grouchiness.

 Thank you girlfriends! You are the best. Happy Valentines Day to all.