Joey, Allie... This is for you. May these stories be like tiny feathers that will one day drift down out of nowhere, bringing back great memories and smiles. You have brought me true joy with your laughter and song. This is your roadmap back to your youth and my guide home when memories fade. What a blessing it has been! What a blessing it continues to be.
I stumbled across a video of a tall woman trapped inside a dryer. I watched in amazement as the fire department maneuvered her this way and that to free her from the metal drum that ached to spin left or right with each movement. Several questions immediately came to mind and I wished for the prequel to this story to help understand how a woman finds herself inside the drum of a dryer. That video would most likely include alcohol and encouraging friends. Sadly, no answers were to be found so I moved on to watch other things such as videos of pigs wiggling their ears in unison when their names were called and brave youngsters jumping off of cliffs into the deep blue waters of places that whisper my name in my dreams. That night, after an hour of trying to make a nest in my bed and finally falling to sleep, I did not dream of far away seas or beautiful waters. The lady in the dryer filled my thoughts, leaving me anxious and wide-eyed, once again. As I lay there with one foo