Archive for the ‘Candle’ Category

I’m Going To Keep It Simple Today

September 16, 2020

This candle is for the Gulf Coast in the hopes that Sally leaves them alone A.S.A.P.

A Brief Silence

June 25, 2020

Silence, and a candle for all those people in your life you were once close to and now . . . for one reason or another, you’re not anymore.

Good Luck Out There

June 5, 2020

This candle is for everyone.

It Wasn’t From UPS

May 14, 2020

“Hang on,” L’s Mother told me yesterday as she glanced at her watch.  “I think all my texts for today are coming in at once.  Yeah . . . I’m seeing a notification about a delivery from UPS . . . something about a baby . . .”

“From UPS?!” I just had to ask.

(By the way, congratulations, Pixie.)

My New Year’s Blessing For The World

January 2, 2020

May your new year be filled with a pantry and refrigerator so overstocked that it’s occasionally mildly irritating when you’re trying to find something specific.

I’m Really Going To Miss Their Work Though

October 16, 2019

Regardless, the particular reason my mood was pensive on Monday was because on Monday I found out someone whose work I used to follow had suffered the latest in a series of personal tragedies.   (Details were kept deliberately vague, but I managed to find out enough to conclude the announcement was genuine.)  I wasn’t close to this person (I hadn’t even followed their work in over a year, nor did I know of any of the hardships that had led up to the latest event), and I only found out about the situation indirectly.

Understandably so, this person’s work had been suffering for quite a while now due to said series of hardships, and there had also been some instances of them lashing out at their fan base after being criticized or called out (rightly or wrongly so) over something.  Stress can do that to a person, but apparently all of this culminated in them not only announcing they were no longer going to be producing any further work, but them pulling their entire body of previously published work out of public circulation.

I’m not going to lie.  This seems . . .  extreme to me, and I can certainly understand the feelings behind the criticism from their fan base this action has generated.  I’d like to think that I’d never do such a thing, but I can imagine hypothetical scenarios (however far-fetched) where I’d at least consider it, so . . .

I’m just going to go with compassion on this one, and wish them luck and hope that things someday get better for them.

A Brief Silence

June 25, 2019

Silence, and a candle for all those people in your life you were once close to and now . . . for one reason or another, you’re not anymore.

Oh, Riiiight! Happy Birthday Then!

June 12, 2019

Why am I wishing this person a happy birthday via social media again?  I asked myself this morning.  We haven’t talked in years, I can’t remember the last time they even acknowledged when I sent them any well wishes, and odds are good they’re not checking their own page anymore anyway, so . . . why?

Because it’s their birthday, the answer came back, and if they do check their page you want them to know you were thinking of them even if they don’t acknowledge you, remember?

A Candle And A Drink Raised In Toast

May 30, 2019

(Just in case you don’t know why I’m doing this today .)

My Reaction In The Wake Of Hurricane Michael

October 11, 2018

Damn.

Just . . . damn.