Regret is the root of all evil. She wished she would just stop obsessing over different what-ifs scenarios from the past 25 years. What if she stayed in the military? What if she had never enlisted? What if she had studied harder in high school? Often she tells herself that it does not solve anything. […]
She looked in the mirror and thought how tired and weary she looked. She often wondered why she couldn’t shut her mind off at night, and why the medicine she was given to sleep wasn’t working. She splashed some cold water on her face and psyched herself up to face the day. Outside the sky […]
His chest felt heavy when he woke up. He sat on the side of the bed and rubbed his chest slowly as to get his thoughts together. Mentally, he performed a checklist in his head of his kids and wife, the bills, his job. All were ok. Then he rubbed his temples, and his breath […]
She never knew about the little things she would miss. As she approached the funeral, she tried to keep it together and took some deep breaths. She parked and looked in the rearview mirror. Did she look ok? Teary eyes, check. Makeup, check. Black attire, check. Who cares. check. She thought about her childhood friend […]
Crowded places and empty faces. Walking briskly down the street, she looked at the everyday selection of people rushing about, weaving in and out of the shops. Alone, together, or in a relationship with their cell phones, why can’t a person just sit. Just sit! Sit and take in their surroundings. Look at colors, look […]
A battered heart, a tattered soul.