Tag: wisdom

Grandma’s box of clippings

When I’m missing grandma and want to feel her presence, I open her box of clippings for a glimpse of her heart. Among the booklets of prayer, meditation, poetry, and inspiration, I hear her through words of encouragement, relevant words. Thoughts, found in a tiny book of poems, is one of my favorites. THOUGHTS by…


“For a seed to achieve its greatest expression, it must come completely undone. The shell cracks, its insides come out and everything changes. To someone who doesn’t understand growth, it would look like complete destruction.” ~Cynthia Occelli

I. Am.

I. Am. you think i need you. how dare i disagree. your smugness permeates the air when i speak. such grand, faux hauteur! you say i don’t matter; you yearn to shut me up. our eyes lock; my tenacity shatters your self-imposed, superior vantage. you squirm that i see beyond the facade of your fragile,…