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Forsaken Dreams

Forsaken Dreams

One Wrong Turn

One Wrong Turn

By Brynne Betz It wasn’t rainy or windy or even foggy. It wasn’t super sunny or super hot, either. It was just an average gray Pacific Northwest kind of day. No obvious reason for what he was about to do. He wasn’t tired. He had slept well the night before. He wasn’t even day dreaming […]

Peanut Butter Joy

Peanut Butter Joy

It was a resupply visit. To Tari. We were Peace Corps Volunteers. And hungry for familiar foods in one of the most remote areas of the world. Women sat cross-legged on the ground with small squares of cloth in front of them displaying their freshly unearthed peanuts, their passion fruit and avocado, their bananas and […]

For the Holidays: One more time wishing you—Thanksgiving Grace by Brynne Betz

For the Holidays: One more time wishing you—Thanksgiving Grace by Brynne Betz

By Brynne Betz She was young but her spirit had already walked many, many miles. Her voice was rough, her eyes were tired, her body dragged. I saw her in the hallway after she brought her little girl to school and before she headed back to the projects where she and her three children lived. […]

Find Your Peach Pit

Find Your Peach Pit

Soften

Soften

By Brynne Betz Wind carries the sea to her skin. She closes her eyes and lifts her head, her body longing. She listens as the salty air rustles the palm fronds, as they dance in their knowing, in their silent secrets. I’m coming, she whispers, I’m coming. Bare feet, toasted brown. Along a dusty dirt […]

Redefine Success

Redefine Success

They play marbles in the dirt and I can hear their laughter from up the street—an entire family, cost together. He cuts me off and somehow we end up at the same store. He gets out of his car and walks over to mine. “I’m sorry I cut you off back there, I wasn’t paying […]

Lighten the Dark

Lighten the Dark

– Rumi

Heart Speak

Heart Speak

Looking back over a lifetime,  you see that love was the answer to everything.–Ray Bradbury Tuned in. To everyone around her…Just not so much herSelf. Baby needs a diaper change. Husband needs a compliment. Neighbor needs a call. Son needs praise. Daughter needs a haircut. Mother needs an email. Father needs a card. Client needs […]

The Gift of Dandelion

The Gift of Dandelion

By Brynne Betz He walked slowly with no destination, his feet taking him for a ride. Or was it his nose? Or his ears? Or his eyes? For his senses were certainly awake.  When she saw him, her hand reached for her daughter’s to pull her away, leading them both to the car with whispers […]

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