Sunday, May 26, 2019


"Our brothers and sisters are there with us from the dawn of our personal stories 
the inevitable dusk."
~ Susan Scarf Merrell ~

Memorial Day, and also, my sister's Birthday.
They don't fall together every year, but this year they do.
It's a time of loss and memories and gratitude.
She would have been 53 if she had lived....

And as for me,
I am very much alive, 
and blessed beyond measure 
to be here, 
unbound and uncompromised,
living in the land of the free. 

I honor those who died.