The earth hath swallowed all my hopes.


“The grey-eyed morn smiles on the frowing night.”

–Friar Lawrence

The ice cream sundae is calling to me.  And that couch is inviting me to take a nap.

“…Or asked the grinning bobcat why he grinned?  Can you sing with all the voices of the mountains?”

“Misty mountains sing and beckon….”

“Your eyes whispered ‘have we met?’…” (“Mean”)

“The highway don’t care if you’re all alone…” (Tim McGraw & Taylor Swift, “Highway Don’t Care”)

“Fate is Kind…She brings to those who love / the sweet fulfillment of / their secret longing…”

–When You Wish Upon A Star

“Boy you got my heartbeat running away…”–Nicki Minaj

The candle’s flame danced in the darkness.

The wind howled with anger….