apricity calling spring

Apricity, which means "the warmth of sun in winter," was first recorded use in 1623 in Henry Cockeram's dictionary called A Interpreter of Hard English Words. I've been waiting all winter for a moment of apricity when the clouds would break and it wouldn't be so polar outside that one couldn't feel warmth despite sunshine.... Continue Reading →

medicine of the soul

At some point over the last few days, I felt a sadness coming over me knowing that my ex's birthday was today and I found it strange that although he is among those who have caused me so much sorrow that there is still a small sliver of me feeling sadness at not wishing him... Continue Reading →

throwing away the one ring

At some point several years ago, I'd stopped wearing the diamond because my body was so sick that I couldn't wear them without swelling problems. But the problem that was almost as big was that it pissed off my ex. Big time. He had an absolute fucking meltdown because how dare I embarrass him by... Continue Reading →

from rusticus

One of the things that has drawn me back to words has been the words of the Stoics as I pour myself into understanding something that had been forbidden fruit for so long. I've been through quite a lot in recent years and I've always done my best to keep myself grounded but that has... Continue Reading →

Welcome back?!

I admit it wholeheartedly: I've been in a writer's hell, a wordless purgatory for far too long. Not quite five years ago this Friday, I lied to the most dangerous person I've ever known when I told him I would see him in a few short months as I crawled down the hallway on hands... Continue Reading →

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