And the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud

was more painful than the risk it took to blossom.

—Anais Nin

 

 
 

 

 

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Here's mom giving me a few tips on writing and other parts of my life

Photo by RH Sheldon  

 

 

 

who am I?

As I began my 6th decade, I realized that, although life offers challenges, it isn't nearly as unforgiving as I found it in my teens. I've spent the years like most people, overcoming struggles, living, learning, crying, and laughing. These days, I laugh quite a bit.

I have created art, music, poetry, an occasional relationship, and as much kindness as I could muster, because I've been given so much. Despite my sparse social life, I love people. I love our resilience, our promise, our innate kindness, and the fact that no matter how many times we get it wrong, we keep trying to get it right. We hold on and survive. There is a lot to be said for surviving, especially if you happen to run into your passion along the way.

I am a storyteller with many stories to tell.

 

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