Prayer for Mercy

  Mercy, Mercy, Mercy- Pour out Your Mercy upon us Your people, O God We suffer, Your servants- See how we suffer Hear the pangs of our pain, O God the Merciful One.   Mercy, Mercy, Mercy- Shine Your Merciful Face upon us Your people, O God We cry to you, your poor ones- Hear…

I See the Light in the Rain

  Montaigne thinks that parasols burden the arm more than they relieve his head. I like this mind of his. In the year 1571, Montaigne retired to his château and hid himself away within the walls of his library struck with grief from the deaths of his father, brother, close friend, and his firstborn child….

Not Swallowed in the Sea

They say Ocean City, MD got wiped out from the hurricane Sandy. That’s a sad news for me. Ocean City holds a very special place in my heart. It’s the place my sister took me once in her effort to help me deal with my personal tragedies not long after my divorce. Ocean was on…

Finding Home

If there is any underlying theme in my incoherent pieces of writing, it is my search for a home. It is one messy search, I tell you. Of all the places that I have tried to make home, I was never at home as I was in the last place I lived in Hawaii. It…

Let nothing frighten you

Let nothing disturb you. Let nothing frighten you. All things are passing. God never changes. Patience obtains all things. Nothing is wanting to him who possesses God. God alone suffices. – Teresa of Avila

The Ride

  I hear voices. I don’t know where they come from. They come like the wind and I have to chase them. Writing is “a precarious form of transport when the wind, rather than the pilot, set the course” to rephrase Ian McEwan in his opening chapter of “Atonement”. Sometimes I get blown by the…

Beautiful disaster

  Depression scares a lot of people. I can easily keep guys at bay by telling them that I have bipolar. Oh, you don’t want to be involved with me. I have bipolar. I have no problem saying that. It’s my way of saying, ‘leave me alone.’, very politely. It scares my ex-husband. When we talked…

Whispering Prayer

  Dear God, When this time is over, When all is said and done, When all sufferings have been endured, Promise me that you will meet me at the end.   After all has passed, Tell me, You will build me a home, on top of the hills, away from everything, far away from it…

Home, Here on Earth

The stars shone brightly in the sky, and I watched them through the crossbeams of the cabin frame. It was as if I were looking through the rigging of a sailing ship, maybe a coastwise schooner making its way down the Atlantic shore. I folded my hands behind my head and stared upward. Another gentle…

The Keeper of the Mind

  I am crawling my way back into the adult life. I don’t expect this to happen over night. I saw an infant baby who was seven days old yesterday. I thought, I was that small once. I’ve come a long way. However, on the inside, I knew that the baby was the reflection of…

No more slumber parties

We went to return the pajamas my sister got me at Costco. I am trying to minimize my lifestyle and PJs are the last things I want to add to my possessions. While there, we bought a few other things with the money returned. One of them was a Starbucks classic hot chocolate powder in…