Erin W M
Mother of three lovely flames that burn the stars. Two partners that help me keep them fueled with music and laughter. Three cats, one dog and a lemonburst ball python. We are a puzzle of chaos, constantly finding our pieces.
- Top Story - August 2023
The World of Anythought
Everyone in the world is born with a secret. Some have more than one. Some have two or three, but every smiling, crying, bright eyed little human has at least one. In fact, one of the reasons a baby’s laugh is so infectious is because it reminds us of our own secret, even if we’ve forgotten what it was. One enterprising psychiatrist called this feeling an “inner child”, wrote a book, marketed his therapy techniques and made quite a bit of money. But really, all he did was help his patients reconnect with their inner secret.
Your Words Have Power
Your words have power. You know this. Instinctual from that young age when names and nicknames were both the same, when rhymes were crimes that carved scars in your heart and the salt of your tears blazed trails for fears that still haunt to this day at the sound of a name.
Kitten the Princess
I have reached that august age where I have memories of having memories. Some of these are very clear pictures in my head and some are fuzzy with almost mercurial details. I wonder at times if I still remember them correctly or not. One of these memories is my first story.
August 12, 2023
August 12, 2023 Our 16th anniversary. The porcelain anniversary. No, it’s not on anyone’s list of official gifts and we wouldn’t know about or follow it if it were. This was just the year that our gift to each other was a replacement toilet in the main downstairs half bath that everyone in the house, including visitors, tended to use most.
The First Mother
“Mom, why do we have pain?” I looked down at my little and considered his thoughtful eyes. Ah, more on his mind than his question implied. “Body pain or heart pain?” I asked as I set my handwork aside and pulled him next to me in the rocker. It was the home of many conversations and stories, our rocker.