Let your knees melt and buckle. Let sorrow melt your heart. It is necessary to prepare the ground. Plant your memory as a seed and let it flourish in the light of love. I am not a religious person, but I believe in the power of opening your heart to others when they need it. … Continue reading Prayer

Perfect Pitch

My boy sings like an angle: all points and sharp edges, completely without subtlety. Each note is perfect, regardless of pitch, polish or purpose. No heavenly host could perform with such acute intensity. This post was written in response to the Trifecta Writing Challenge weekend Trifextra prompt: This weekend we're asking you to write 33 … Continue reading Perfect Pitch

A Favor

Charts and optimal dates and preferential temperatures. One line or two. As if she could summon whatever it is that makes up the human soul as easily as she could a cab on a busy New York avenue. And yet, that is exactly what she was hired to do. Joan sighed. She would not have … Continue reading A Favor