"It was always very romantic to me - the West, the cowboy, the Western way of life" - Reba McEntire Photograph of Drummond Ranch in Pawhuska, Oklahoma
"When I'm worried and I can't sleep, I count my blessings instead of sheep..." Piano cover of "Count Your Blessings Instead of Sheep" from White Christmas (1954). Music and lyrics by Irving Berlin.
I wanted to love him, But every time he looked at me, I thought of your eyes And the way I forgot to breathe, When you looked back. I wanted to forget our song, And those long, late nights in summer, But I turned on the radio And Keith Urban was playing - All I … Continue reading Poem 16
"Wonder whose arms will hold you good and tight when it's exactly 12 o'clock that night... What are you doing New Year's, New Year's Eve...?" Photograph of The Waltz by Ander Zorn in the Biltmore Estate House in Asheville, NC.
"Harry, I think it's Christmas Eve..." Piano cover of "Godric's Hollow Graveyard" from Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1 (2010). Music by Alexandre Desplat.
I don't want a buttoned-up life Of empty chit chat and lost dreams, Being known as somebody's wife - Faceless, and too polite for screams. I don't want to sleepwalk each day, Too afraid to wake up and feel, Not saying what I want to say, Pretending who I am is real. I want a … Continue reading Poem 15
Your boughs so green in summertime Stay bravely green in wintertime O Tannenbaum, o Tannenbaum How lovely are thy branches Photograph of a snow-covered wood in Waxhaw, North Carolina