for·ti·tude (Originally posted February 2011)

“Let’s get going. Today we’ll be learning about fortitude; get your dictionaries out.” “Sammy, please stop doodling, and pay attention. No, it’s not about making everything into the number four! No, “F” comes before “G” in the alphabet.” “Mom, I have to go to the bathroom; I’ll be right back.” “Didn’t you just go to…

A snapshot of joy

As I ran, storms threatened and the sky darkened. I kept my worried eyes trained on the greying sky. The clouds pressed down and made me feel hurried and agitated. At the halfway point, I turned around. I remember a “WOW!” escaping as I exhaled. The blue of the sky caught me by surprise. Fluffy…