How Easy We Take it for Granted

Let me tell you a little story... Today while I was sitting at a cafe in Copenhagen, I sat next to a woman and her father. The woman was crying, obviously frustrated and distraught. Her dad stroked her shoulder, and then he stood up to go and use the restroom. She then picked up her... Continue Reading →

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Love is Still the Answer

If it's one thing that will never cease to amaze me, it's how much hurt people can experience and still be able to dare to love afterward. We all go through so much with our hearts in our hands, outstretched and vulnerable. Sometimes we experience that heart to meet another one, and they wrap themselves... Continue Reading →

The Blind Leading the Blind

To be the mom of a soon-to-be teenager is a bit scary. I remember very well how difficult a time that can be. The hormones, the changes, the challenges. Just being comfortable in your own body that seems like a strangers vessel is challenging enough on its own. And then you have the introduction to... Continue Reading →

Backtracking to Make New Memories

There are places, sounds, smells, and sensations that are linked to not only specific timeframes and memories but also to people and feelings. Places in particular that I avoided for a long time because they were just too painful to revisit. And when I first started to go back, I saw the past everywhere. I... Continue Reading →

Upside Down ● POEM

When the eyes that saw you  Looks away The touch that tingled No longer reaches You might find yourself  Feeling lost  In places known  Because the lips that kissed Formed the words  That broke you  And the whole world  Turned upside down ☼ ©Christina de Vries

Silver Lining • POEM

All of the looks The words and kisses Before I even knew I’d fallen into the trap Lost in a present That looked like the past • All of the questions The answers I feared And did not want They were the truth The pain I needed To finally move on ©️Christina de Vries

Still Waiting ● POEM

Heart in hand She is still waiting For the day his name Will feel misplaced  On her lips When other kisses Will not be compared To his When the city presents New beginnings Not just reminders Of the lost For the time to come When she can finally Move on ☼ ©Christina de Vries  

The Veil ● POEM

Surrounded by ruins of past love Her walls built then shattered Over and over again Now they were too heavy to lift The pieces no longer fit together They were broken She was bruised So instead of trying to build A wall filled with cracks She wrapped herself in layers Of protective veil  Spun out... Continue Reading →

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