February Why do you do this to me February? Only two days in, wind howls, grey clouds move across sky, across body. Heart beats, tightness, no sleep. Rain drops at 3:00AM, I want to love the sound, but I need the rest. Can’t shake death. February, why are you so addicted to death? You won’t […]
Teddy Bear Pajama Picnic Day With pony tails and barrettes in her hair, Fiona was so happy. She held her pink care bear teddy with a rainbow in her lap as I strapped the seat belt and kissed her goodbye. I watched the bus drive away and still had a sadness deep inside. I thought […]
Tears, I hide my face under the blanket, don’t want Fiona to know I’m crying. We are laying in bed, Sunday afternoon. We rarely, if ever do this. Maybe that’s a mistake. Alan and Jack are watching T.V. in the living room. I’m going to read Fiona some books, she’s not feeling well today. The […]
Questions about Listening and Spoken Language/ Falling in Line “Just bring the ones you want to play with” I say to Fiona. “What” she says. I realize my back was turned to her. I turn around and say it again. We are bringing stuffies upstairs to play with. Fiona has a cough and […]
February is almost here again I have a stack of soft pink cut up paper sitting in my studio. Little pieces of paper and a quiet place in my mind where the compositions live. I am going for a walk soon, under the January sun, the large grey storm clouds scattered between light […]
A Letter in Preparation of my Daughters IEP and Transition to Kindergarten January, 14th, 2019 My daughter Fiona, who is almost five years old will be entering Kindergarten this fall. Fiona was born with bilateral sensorineural hearing loss. Without wearing hearing aids Fiona cannot understand words people say- she can hear sounds, but they […]
Artist Jenny Hynes works on paper.