Still acting like Madonna, and just like the lovers who err every now and then and risk getting caught, I had a serious case of the guilty conscience. It hit me hard. Continue reading My True Love (A Tragedy)
The thing is, that whether I liked it or not. I had entered their story. Simply by listening. Continue reading The “Choice” to Listen
One of the girls in the pretty matching dresses was pregnant. She was 16. She felt shame and guilt. The spotlight was painful.
The son of the mistress was awarded a scholarship to a top university. He was 17. He felt pride and excitement. The spotlight was lovely. Continue reading The Spotlight
He was 12 years old. He had lost both his parents tragically. His grandmother was looking after him but he was really the one looking after her. She was very old and very blind.
This kid was exhausted. Mentally and psychologically drained.
Continue reading The 12 Year Old who melted my heart (and then broke it)
I was in a big rush! My daughter needed to wee. Immediately! We were rushing to our front door when I noticed the lady with 4 kids all under 10. She looked tired. I knew that look well. It was sheer and utter exhaustion! I said “Are you okay?” and she pointed to her foot. I figured she had hurt it. Her oldest son looked … Continue reading If the shoe fits
She saw her sister through the window. She had to look twice because her sister was laughing. She also gave the pig a high five. Then, her sister came back into the house and said “He is such a loser!” The feelings stung her hard. Her sister was right. He was a loser! A big one. He had just gotten a third woman pregnant and … Continue reading Two Sisters, Two Hearts