“Do you know," Peter asked, "why swallows build in the eaves of houses? It is to listen to the stories.” ~ J.M. Barrie, Peter Pan


some days i can't see past the heat

but some days i see into it.
some days i embrace it.
walk across its coals in bare feet,
feel the hot pinpricks of healing
and throw my arms open wide in welcome.

trial by heat.



  1. that made me smile a big wide smile and i could sit here and try to figure out exactly why, but instead, i think i'll just smile.

  2. It makes me smile too. And I am writing this down, so I can smile years from now too. <3 Thanks!

  3. Bless your heart. This is very nice.

  4. You live with the heat beautifully. I'm afraid I would just whine. You make it beautiful.


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