Perspective

35 Seconds

She’s fixing the smudge of red on her lip that she just picked up in the rear view mirror as she checked if it was safe to throw the lukewarm dregs of leftover coffee in the paper cup out of the passenger side of her car into the…

Unfiltered Realities

In our everyday lives, we tell lies and listen to lies in almost every aspect of our existence. “No, I have never seen him/her ever in life.” “Yes, he’s your father.” “Girl, that dress looks good on you!” “Of course, this is my hair.” “Your cooking is phenomenal!”…

Goin’ In: HELLO WORLD!

In anticipation of this month’s theme of “truth,” I have been recording statements from the media and from the Trump administration about the word. Rudolph Guiliani, for example, flippantly dismissed a “fantasy world where everybody tells the truth.” Meanwhile, journalists such as Rachel Maddow and her colleagues have…

A Facebook Post from Debra Flint Salter

  The look of guilt, but glad he’s home. I was in the yard bagging weeds and felt a stillness after my dog barked at teens in the alley. I called his name and no response, walked to the front of house, called him, and nothing. Ran in…

Exercise in Denial

It was just another unpainted clapboard house dotting the rural southern landscape neglected ravaged by the elements long void of human life   The winter of 1995 traveling on Montgomery HWY 31 South would change all that   A friend seeing a white woman jogging along the highway…

Truth is…

Truth is I’m a romantic to my core. I believe in fairy tales, happily ever after, soul mates, and the love of Romeo and Juliet.  I believe in the magic found in moonlight, the lure of slow music, the peace seen in sunsets, candlelight dinners, chivalry, and submitting…

Truth: People Don’t Want to Hear It

  Truth is a hard pill for some people to swallow. The truth is often painful if not completely devastating or even life altering. But the fact is….. Truth is a necessity no matter how it makes you feel. Truth often leaves casualties. Truth can alter your thinking….

Living in Rhythm

  In my everyday existence there is rhythm. My life has a soundtrack, a pulsating beat which inspires, words that move me, and a flow as smooth as butter. I performed an experiment recently where I attempted to survive a day without music. I failed miserably. Like air,…

MUSIC

  Make a joyful noise to the Lord, all the earth!      Serve the Lord with gladness!     Come into his presence with singing! – Psalms 100:1-5 ESV When I was a young girl, I wanted to make music…sing for all occasions, celebratory, sacred because music touched my soul and renewed…