Depressed Woman (Edited)

I Know What You’re Thinking: How I Became a Loner

Response to Pointless Overthinking's Question of the Day – No. 508   "How often do you assume others think bad about you and how do those thoughts look like?"  When I read this prompt, a torrent of emotions flowed into me.  Do I assume others think bad about me?  YES YES A THOUSAND TIMES YES. … Continue reading I Know What You’re Thinking: How I Became a Loner

Spring Springing in the Corner of Our Yard

On Being “Self-Taught”

  On this idea of being self-taught in my art adventures, I don’t think that’s really a thing, at least not for me. Disclaimer: I am an absolute newbie. Although I’ve made many different types of things all through my life, I just started learning to draw within the last year and to paint within … Continue reading On Being “Self-Taught”

Wedding Rings

Marriage: The One Question We Always Get and the Answer

Those are my rings in the picture, my weathered hand.  Thirty years ago, this hand looked younger, less wrinkled ... but it was attached to a younger, less-wrinkled me.  Those wrinkles have been earned.  Were this not a relatively new set of rings (you know, weight gain, damage, etc.), I am certain that, if you … Continue reading Marriage: The One Question We Always Get and the Answer

First Flowers

Step Back and Find Beauty

  Sometimes we're so up close to a situation that all we can see are the flaws.  Even on a beautiful face, if you stand too close, you're likely to see pores and discolorations and tiny scars from who knows how long ago. But when you step back, when you put some distance between you … Continue reading Step Back and Find Beauty

Bursting Forth

Bursting Forth: Thank You, Pandemic

    I've had to convince myself, more than once, that it's OK to feel joy at how things turned out for me as a result of the pandemic. For a while there, I felt guilty and didn't want to say out loud that my life is better now than it's ever been.  After all, … Continue reading Bursting Forth: Thank You, Pandemic