Believe in the Beauty

Do you believe in anything? When you find yourself struggling, do you have anywhere to turn? . . Maybe you find strength, answers, grace, vision, solace, community in organizations or established belief systems. . What if you don't? Or won't? Or can't? . If you need something to believe in, believe in the beauty that …

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Conversation with Mrs. W.

Making my way back to the movie theatre, putting my phone away, a woman catches my eye.  I nod hello and she said, "Excuse me, could you help?"  She's in a wheelchair, stopped near the restrooms.  I maneuver her chair around the corner in the direction of the ladies' room.  "No." She says, and I …

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The Purple Prom Dress

"How much is that one?"  She checked the tag on the back of the dress.  The third among the prom possibilities. "I like the purple one," her daughter said. "I can hem this one."  She examined the seams.  The difference saved would cover the week's groceries. People in line for the thrift store changerooms fidgeted …

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