Self Portrait in Second Person

The stranger across from you is small but does not appear as young as her stature would suggest. She holds a serious expression that matches the paperback in her sweater clad arms. But she smiles shyly when she catches your eye. The smile conveys that she's not quite so stern as her mien and paperback... Continue Reading →

Metaphors and Objects

The Old Testament reminds me of a poem - with its grand and epic stories of miracles and exoduses, its strange metaphors of blood and lambs and sacrifice. All grand shadows that stir hearts with story and make us wonder at their foreign yet familiar nature. But however grand they may be, the shadows, the... Continue Reading →

Summer Watches

This summer consisted of many many movies and I'm proud to say that I checked off six films from my to-be-watched-list. So, without further ado, here are the movies of the summer. Inception - I reviewed this one earlier, you can find that here. The Outsiders - You know, I enjoyed the book, but my sister loves... Continue Reading →

Summer Camp Reflections/Musings

I've been working on my July in Review post the last few weeks (yes, weeks - I know, I'm pathetic) and I haven't been able to finish it. Everything about it is finished except for the last section. For the life of me I can't bring myself to summarize my two weeks away at camp.... Continue Reading →

Christmas Trees

Evergreens line the dusty path. Tall and full and stretching they stand, taking my eyes from the dirt that clouds around my feet and soils my white shoes. Caleb, with all the wisdom and wonder of seven years, exclaims that there’s Christmas trees all around. And I can’t help but smile a smile that soon... Continue Reading →

Mohicans and Metaphor

There are a handful of moments in books and movies that strike my heart, mind, and sympathies unflinchingly. Generally these are moments characterized by some sort of passionate overflow of emotion or thought. One such scene happens to be in my favorite movie, The Last of the Mohicans, a story about a dying era and... Continue Reading →

Movie Review: Inception

Inception is one of those movies that's either met with a groan or a grin - or both. The groan because - wow - multi layered dreams are confusing, or a grin because - wow - multi layered dreams are confusing. Yes, I know I gave the same reason for both. Really, the grin or... Continue Reading →

Summer Is…

Summer is exhaustion not from exertion but from too long a cradle in the sun’s warm arms. It’s red knees from a lack of sunscreen and red lips from strawberry kisses. It’s swimming in pools, mountain creeks, lakes, and salt water. Summer is rekindling old friendships and sparking new. It’s sleepless nights of secrets and... Continue Reading →

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