The View from a Drawbridge

The random musings of a bridgetender with entirely too much time on her hands.

I grew up in such a dysfunctional household that as I child I actually believed that when I was out of someone’s sight, I disappeared for them. What a horrid mindset for a little girl to live with! I was thinking about that the other day, and I wrote this poem. Getting Unclogged There is …

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My Prayer

The View from a Drawbridge

I am grateful this day for the rain that sustains me     for the sun that nurtures me, for the wind that buffets me.  I wish to give back more than I take from this world, value more than that which is has been given me and shore up that which has always endured me. …

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Today is Arbor Day. I bet a distressingly small number of people are even aware of that. It is a day to plant trees and appreciate those trees that already exist. Today I’m thinking about the forest and our relationship to it. Many rears ago, I used to vacation in Pisgah National Forest in North …

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Since travel is my reason for being, and since I can no longer afford to do so, I’m forced to content myself by reliving trips I have taken in the past, and imagining where I would go if my fate were different and my choices hadn’t been so ill advised. So, without further ado, here’s …

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Still sick as a dog, and not in the mood to blog. (Hey! That rhymes!) So I shall leave you with a half formed thought before going back to bed. Here’s a photo I took many years ago on a trip to Ephesus, Turkey. If you’ve heard of Ephesus at all, it’s probably from the …

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