Of Willow and Weeping

This drainage area in my apartment complex was guarded by a beautiful, haunting willow tree. Together, the drain and the tree marked a door into the Otherworld here in my little corner of the earth. Several days ago the willow tree was cut down by our landscapers. I was deeply saddened because its presence has…

Thrifting and Remembering

My grandmother, my mother’s mother, absolutely loved thrift stores. If there are thrift stores on the Other Side, I have no doubt that grandma spent her two coins there, after talking Charon out of them of course. Did I mention grandma was Team Virgo? If anyone could have convinced Charon to surrender his due payment,…