Hometown Christmas

Hometown Christmas Painted small town, the old man in the hardware store knows my daddy’s name so he asks, same color like last year, but the heavy tin can, blue and white stripes, Berger 303, already on the counter. Whitewashed trees, same color as the bare verandah, Fresh coats cover tiny handprints, Memories made, children…

Everything Everything

There’s a line at the end of Pretty Woman where Richard Gere shows up to claim Julia Roberts. He climbs up the fire escape, purportedly to rescue her  from the awful life she’ll have to go back to now that their arrangement is over. Then he asks her what happens after the prince rescues the princess and she…