Guardrails
Ideals

GUARDRAILS

Presumably, Alex just had another flying lesson. I overhead J. talking to him … mom wants you to wear goggles and a helmet. In my defense, I am also the mother who rarely failed to say, you look good in your uniform. [Momspeak for hang in there and finish this.]…

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Juliet Rome Valentine's Day
Aspiration

WILL YOU SING?

This is the question I am asking myself. I know it will mean something different to you. I remember the year of traveling around the state meeting with bank heads. In a position loftier than my talent and probably not where my heart or ambitions lay. Traveling with older, more…

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Juliet Rome Lifestyle Blog Waltzing over a trap door
Ideals

WALTZING OVER A TRAP DOOR

I am troubled this morning by my complacency. Turning pages toward the end of the novel, “[The Covenant of Water],” by Abraham Verghese, a deep dive into life in India and the caste system there, I fought sleep thinking about the many things I take for granted. Entitlement is a…

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Aspiration, Garden, Ideals, Lifestyle

THIS IS MY EDEN

I love to water plants early in the morning before the heat sets in. I remember a misty morning as a child, swinging, watching my grandmother water her flowers. I hope they were roses or peonies. I remember a friend telling her young son there are places in the world…

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