The Kitchen Shower

In response to The Daily Post prompt: “Ingredients”—what’s the magic ingredient in your kitchen you can’t do without? Easy! Love with a pinch of good advice. As a young woman, I resisted ritual. I didn’t care which university won which rivalry. Secular sin! I tramped around Europe instead of stepping out at a debutante ball. […]

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bleeding camellias

march flurries storm— spiraea cluster in tight-white fistfuls; lemon wafts from sweet breath-of-spring, cool drips of honeysuckle. iris reticulata!— a purple-tread carpet, my low-lying lent; jonquils and daffodils trumpet white-peach-orange tones; but I yield to conical shade where a deep-blush camellia clings to morning and a companion downturns bell-like, ruffled by golden rot; a season-sink, […]

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That Golden Time

Three decades ago, I would have spurned Mr. Nimoy’s comment about “perfect moments.” I was in thrall to the existential belief that perfect moments do not exist. As humans, we constantly rewrite history. Our lens changes as we witness birth, life, death. My father’s death last September brought me to a garden of perfect moments. […]

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