Caught

It was only three years ago … The sound of dishes clanged in the sink as nervous laughter surrounded the room.  Ron was home for the holidays, it would be the first time in ten years.  He brought his girlfriend to meet the family; they had been together for fifteen years. Everyone chattered with excitement….

Pursuit of Peace

The chatter fades as the orchestra begins its tuning ritual.  The introductions are lost in anticipation as the audience falls silent.  Words are heard but soon the music dances and swirls around the room driving the words out of memory.  The music like a spirit plays with each individual; it teases and taunts, pleases and…

Introduction

 “The last year has been a year of creativity instead of productivity, of letting go instead of holding tight, of being instead of doing, of healing instead of performing,  and finally of recognizing the essence of love.   It was hard and human.  It meant I had to let go of the hope that perhaps my…

Pause

The music floats on the crisp evening air as the notes collide sharply against the cold. The crowd ebbs and flows out of the stadium under a state highway, to the light rail station on the other side. As each individual steps under the highway overpass, the music from a homeless man engulfs them. It…