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Monthly Archives: November 2009

I only ask to be free.  Butterflies are free.  – Charles Dickens


It’s that time of year, again, and I am thankful for so many things.  As hard as it is, I am thankful for this uphill battle.  This life.  The path it has taken has opened my eyes to so many things and so many opportunities to grow emotionally and spiritually.  It has allowed me to see things in new light, sometimes painfully bright, but full of truths I never would have discovered had I not followed this course.  For these things, I give thanks.


We’re back to taking walks many afternoons.  The heat of the summer still hasn’t taken its final bow, but some days we feel the cooler air is coming.  It’s starting to bring me back to life…a little.  I occasionally feel like I can breathe again.  Inhale.  Exhale.  Inhale.  Exhale.  By this time of year the breathing part should already have reverted to second nature, but summer is clinging.  I’m trying very hard to be patient.  Inhale.  Exhale.


As ominous as a six foot electric fence topped with barbed-wire.  Only slightly prettier.