Wedding Rings

Turns Out I Really Am Selfish

The only other truly significant boyfriend I ever had, decades ago - who has had an enormous impact on my life - once told me that I am selfish.  I don't remember my age at the time - I was 16 or 17 perhaps - but I never forgot that.  For some years, I didn't … Continue reading Turns Out I Really Am Selfish

The Heavens

The Heavens, and …

If this painting looks familiar to anyone, it's because on July 4th I posted this:   My original painting was this: ... and, as you know I do, I always either tone a page for the future or I create something new with my leftovers of a painting.  The Heavens was made from the leftovers … Continue reading The Heavens, and …

Life on the Outside

Life on the Outside: Getting Back to Normal When You Never Really Were

I bet I'm not the only one. "Normal" is coming back. Here's the problem: I never was "normal"; I never liked "normal"; I was never able to pull off "normal". I haven't missed it, although the way, many ways, it went missing made me angry and distraught. Returning to it is akin to a death … Continue reading Life on the Outside: Getting Back to Normal When You Never Really Were