From Sand to Gemstones

Refining Life's Ragged Edges


get it all out

Care Enough

I need to get something off my chest. In 1997 my mom and her fianc√© were heading home from their work trip from Kona. Usually they take the Hamakua route to and back but decided to see the volcano instead.... Continue Reading →

Shadow People

Don't laugh when I tell you I love Twilight. Yes, I know there are other vamp movies out there that are better. Or more "accurate." Or to some, "not so dumb." I have my vice you have yours. But, for... Continue Reading →

Locked Away

I was reminded today that there are some who get me and some who don't by a simple "good morning"... Hey I don't got orange juice or milk. Can I swing by for breakfast. To some this will mean nothing.... Continue Reading →

What I Have Chosen

The piano plays a sweet lullaby trying to entice me to sleep. The beauty of the hymn takes me back to days that were simple, less complicated. But, just like that, 3-2-1 I'm snapped out of my reverie to what... Continue Reading →

Black Opal

I don't drink as much as I used to. I used to numb everything by easily downing two Black Opals. It was easier than facing anything that I didn't want to face because I tend to like to avoid things.... Continue Reading →

A Triangle

To The Hurting Heart, I know you don't know if the pain will go away. You need to know you chose life and that will always be the right path. Nothing was a mistake. Everything is a learning opportunity, a lesson of... Continue Reading →


You're awakened in the darkness¬†of night. Panting at what you can remember, The dream has caught you in despair. Memories barrage you as they turn into ember. You listen to the dead of silence; Trying to steady your thumping heart.... Continue Reading →

You Are Not Alone

I lie awake with agonizing heartache, Not for myself but for you who share this. Dear friend, I know the feeling of such loss And the heaviness of losing your beautiful gift. I wish I had the words to console... Continue Reading →

Good in Goodbye

I think a big part of growing up is saying goodbye. This weekend I pondered a lot about letting things go, about coming to the understanding that sometimes things don't work out and that's okay. Sometimes, when you move on... Continue Reading →

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