Category Archives: love

Stories about Jane

Jane was my eldest sister. She changed her name to Jane, in the middle of her illness, because she didn’t like the original American name our parents had given her. In the throes of paranoid schizophrenia, she tried many things … Continue reading

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I am surprised to find a person important to me opens the door

I traveled softly in warm air, clouds and stars, surveyed our planet from my safe pillow-filled boat, landed my craft on a speckled whitegolden shore, stepped into salty shallows that slapped my ankles, stepped inland as Lyndsay spoke, into the … Continue reading

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I can control my own disposition–perhaps the only thing I can ever control in this life. I can stop myself from crazy highs and dark lows; I can stop in the middle of an inner rage and breathe. Take inventory … Continue reading

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Death be not proud

My good friend Jonah passed away a few days ago.  Although a funeral is understandably difficult, it is so good for people to gather together. Only as a tribe will we weather this storm. Alone, the pain is deep and … Continue reading

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Letting go

Today it is rainy. I need to be still and just be. I need to let go. My compulsive thoughts aren’t going to affect reality. I am not in control. More frightening words were never said. But how peaceful it … Continue reading

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Harmony and balance

Passion has its price. You are often off-center, looking for an anchor. I wear a Harmony and Balance bracelet that a family member gave me a couple of years ago. Is it helping me? This too will pass. I will … Continue reading

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Light my fire

When I was a senior in college, I fell in love with Keith. He was in a rock band on campus, and one fall afternoon they performed “Light My Fire” after Keith dedicated the song to me. I was mortified, … Continue reading

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