The Depth of Betrayal

Betrayal runs deep, perhaps deeper than any other thing we will ever feel.  Because when someone you love betrays you, and really only people you love can betray you, that’s something that seeps into the very core of who you are as a person.  It’s the ultimate ego killer.  Somebody you love was willing to hurt you to make themselves feel better.  And that somebody … Continue reading The Depth of Betrayal

The Banyan

A friend of mine posted a picture today from their vacation of a tree with aerial roots that drop down and then replant themselves.  Eventually those roots become additional trunks for the tree, and with age those roots become indistinguishable from the main trunk.  Those additional trunks add strength to the tree.  And the more roots and the more expansion the greater the tree becomes, … Continue reading The Banyan

What an overflowing trash can taught me

For the entire 13 years we have lived in our current house the garbage can in our master bath has been too small.  Every week it would overflow with my plastic water bottles and tissues, etc.  Sometimes I would bring up another plastic store bag and hang it on the doorknob to collect the excess, and sometimes even that would overflow.  There seemed to be … Continue reading What an overflowing trash can taught me

You can’t move forward without looking back

One of the things my husband and I decided to do over Christmas break was to watch the TV show This is Us.  We could stream the whole season on Hulu, so every evening we watched it together.  I don’t know if you have ever seen this show, but if you haven’t you should.  It’s actually a show about something, it’s meaningful, insightful and deep. … Continue reading You can’t move forward without looking back