Everything is covered in a thin layer of ice; the rolling hills of fields become something from a dream in the frigid weather, the icy tips of grass sparkling in the setting sun. It is beautiful outside today, unbearably cold, but beautiful. We are on our way to his grandparents house to have an early dinner. Continue reading
Parents are the greatest and the worst thing to ever happen to kids. As children, they were our superheroes, incapable of doing anything less than amazing. Their knowledge of the world and superiority in everything made them jaw-dropping remarkable–even just a simple kiss on a cut could make the pain go away. There wasn’t anything they couldn’t do, no pain they couldn’t take away.
Then, one day, we grew up. We learned that our parents do not have all the answers, that they are not capable of doing everything, that they cannot always take our pains away. Continue reading
When I was a little girl, the sight of a Merry Go Round would send me into uncontrollable squeals of laughter. It didn’t matter what I was doing or where we were, as soon as I saw it, I would begin to jump up and down and scream “Rocky!”, my hands clapping in excitement. I would take off towards it (always to the alarmed disapproval of the adult I was with), my beaming smile and lit up face keeping me from being scolded and told “no” when they finally caught up with me; I think my loved ones had just as much fun watching me go round’ and round’ in circles, the sounds of my giggles ringing in the air. Continue reading
For months on end I have been dreading this.
I had had my suspicions, so much so that I had gone through his phone and searched his car. When I found them, I had tried to ask him about it, but it only started a fight. Feeling like a crazy person, I prayed I was wrong.
But I was right. Continue reading
I discovered something today; there is a park directly behind my house. It has been there all along, it’s castle themed playground filled with joyous children swinging on swings and sliding down slides, but I never knew it was there because of the fence and decrepit house blocking it from my view. Continue reading