Tag Archives: hope

Just Tornadoes?

Since I was a young girl, I’ve had occasional dreams having to do with tornadoes.  Here’s the general scenario:  I’m watching the sky from a window and I spot the oncoming storm.  Frantically, I try to warn those around me, usually my family or some friends.  Sometimes in the dream, my voice is either muffled […]

Another Find in the Backpack

Every night, I go through L’s backpack to sign his planner for the next day and see if there are any important papers to read from his teacher.  I know that the students have been working on writing stories, and L has told me excitedly a few times about his story: its length, the dialogue, […]

12/18/12

I finally stopped Long enough tonight To let the tears come They had needed to fall But not in front of the little eyes That don’t yet grasp grief and weariness I set aside the order and reason of laundry And just sat down on my bedroom floor Songs filled my ears and my heart […]