175 years isn’t enough

pain doesn’t like to be looked at straight on.  it’ll distract and deflect and will look in any direction except back into your eyes. that’s what that judge was doing.  she forced pain to sit down in a chair and held its face forward, refusing to let it turn away.  then the girls could get

rainbow sprinkles and the devil

i lose perspective. the colors blur and i can’t tell green from yellow.  we set out the chairs and we practice the songs.  but what does it matter when no one is singing? that’s when it’s helpful to hear a small four-year-old voice say from the back seat ~ “mom.  the devil wants to burn

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i am adam lanza’s father

in the story of goldilocks and the three bears a young girl walks through the forest and finds an empty house.  seeing there is no one inside she goes in.  i turn into the parking lot of my daughter’s school and feel a bit lost in the woods myself.  this scene of parents and children walking

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