Only the sweet remains

I have a few favorite men in my life. One of them has only been on this earth for a little over a decade. Another passed from this earth after more than eight decades. Turns out, we honored the passing of the latter on the same day the former turned the ripe old age of…

Smoke signals

Out of the corner of my eye, I caught sight of a wet toothbrush on the bathroom counter. Zoom. Within milliseconds, I was transported to two years ago. My dad’s toothbrush was still wet. He was in hospice, failing. He was no longer in his own home. No longer surrounded by the flowers he’d planted…