Crossings ~

I’ve always been fascinated with eyes. From the time I was small , and realized I could draw , I was determined to get the shapes and forms of eyes realistically captured on paper. Human eyes, animal eyes.  I can’t remember a time in my life when I didn’t love looking at people’s eyes when […]

Against the Flow ~

  Fair warning.   I like to give fair warning. If  a post might seem long, or  scatter-brained, or even if some of the topics or wording might seem offensive to some.  I had no idea until just a few years ago that even the very discussion of illness is considered offensive to some.  There […]

Self-Soothing, Sweaters and Socks ~

Day Three ~ Comfort ~ Hello! So far in our series 26 Days, 26 Ways (to feel better with lupus) , we’ve learned to A: Acknowledge and Accept, and B: Breathe. So in that same vein, today’s word is Comfort.   Firstly, I feel like something HAS to be said, before we discuss today’s topic. […]

Thirty Eight and Counting

  Thirty-eight. That’s the age I’ve turned this year, and 13 years longer than the doctors gave me to make it without a heart transplant. They told me , “MS. Woods , if you don’t get one , by 30 you’ll surely be dead. And that’s WITH pumping your body full of ungodly amounts of […]

Scrambled~

  Ferris wheels. I used to really , really love Ferris wheels. And roller coasters. I loved the up and down craziness of riding The Scrambler. The Flying Swings. Amusement parks were a ball, and I couldn’t wait to go every year with my Daddy to the company picnic to the big park and ride […]

Discarded Treasures ~

I approached quietly , and left a small piece of my heart, on the  park  bench. As if somehow leaving it there, meant I was waiting for the day , no , not even the day, my life! to start, for some permission. Would he see it? Would he care? Or would it simply be […]

One for Our Column~

  Yesterday was such a lovely day . I woke early and the world woke  with me , with  all the hints  that everything good might happen. My body even tempted me with promises of less joint pain, and energy enough to take a small walk down our lane into the sun-tinged air. The wee […]