Abbe’s Ruminations – September 2022

Abbe’s Ruminations – September 2022

I remember at age five walking in our new neighborhood with my 6 ½ year older sister. I had the idea of knocking on the neighbors’ doors and asking if they had any kids we could play with. Nothing like announcing yourself, taking a risk, and not even knowing it....
Abbe’s Ruminations – August 2022

Abbe’s Ruminations – August 2022

Even when you step into life, chances taken aren’t always the ones you expect. The milestones in our life seem to have a plan with rules and the normal roles expected of us. I’m one for structure but I need flexibility within it. How to say yes, how to say no, on what...
Abbe’s Ruminations – July 2022

Abbe’s Ruminations – July 2022

My mother gifted me a cultured pearl necklace, one that sat just below the indention of the “V” of my neckbone. Round pearls, symmetrical, shiny with the promise of worlds that opened to my future. I accepted them with reluctance, that I hope I didn’t reveal. Pearls...
Abbe’s Ruminations – June 2022

Abbe’s Ruminations – June 2022

I remember my first walkabout with my blanky in tow and the assured waddle of a toddler ready to conquer the world. Graduating to circling the block of our suburban home, again alone, as I moved from toddler to surefooted preteen. The world was mine as I viewed lawns...
Abbe’s Ruminations – May 2022

Abbe’s Ruminations – May 2022

The saying starting from scratch, reminds me of the time I baked chocolate-chip cookies and for some reason (adding too many eggs, or baking powder) what appeared from the oven was one large cookie. I renamed the product a chocolate-chip cake and it was delicious....
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