We are the people who raised us (Q27)

“Some days I open my eyes and wake up… some days I wake up and open my eyes.” Walking through the city, on a mission to grab a double espresso, I passed a building with a shine on it so crisp that it could pass for a mirror. I caught a glimpse of myself walking…

Step out from behind the lens (Q26)

I usually take tons of pictures. It is so easy to snap one after another in this day and age. We don’t develop film anymore, we don’t have to wait to see how a picture turned out, and we don’t have to worry about how many clicks we have left until the last photo has…

Remember how they lived (Q25)

It is hard to deal with the loss of any loved one no matter the circumstance. To see someone deteriorate and slip away at the hands of an illness is difficult to shake from your memory. As hard as it is to think past those last images it is important to remember how that person…

Life is a Grape Vine (Q24)

Is life nothing more than a struggling Grape Vine? It has been quite a heavy year. The past 12 months have truly felt like 12 months, but passed as quickly as a day. I hold my emotions together fairly well not because I want to, but because I need to. Sometimes the only thing that…

Understand the road we travel (Q23)

 “Always look before you drive through the intersection…even if it’s your light.” “You never know if someone will not stop” About three years ago, when my lease had run out on my car it was time to go shopping. I settled on a new vehicle and was quick to drive it from the dealer to…

Walk like a fearless child (Q21)

The scene from my grandparents’ house in the mountains in Italy is breathtaking. During the day you can see all the hills, valleys and fields in the distance. If you tripped you would probably roll for a mile. At night the moon looks as if it were close enough to hit with a rock. One…

We all need something to believe in (Q20)

T’was the night before Christmas, and I lay awake Unable to sleep as I watched the cookies we had baked. I wanted to catch Santa as he arrived by surprise, But I’d drift off the dream land when I closed my eyes. I would awake from a rustle or the clink of a mug, Cookies…

We all grow old (Q18)

“I saw an old man sitting in his car in his driveway with his window rolled down. He didn’t look like he was heading anywhere. His eyes looked as if they were playing back memories long gone. I saw myself…” It was Sunday and we were all over by my grandparents’ house for dinner. That meant there…