With you…

Before you,
I was proud
To burn too bright.
I held my head high.
I was independent.

Before you,
I didn’t want
To divvy the light.
I kept it for myself.
I was obstinate.

Before you,
I never wanted
To be saved by night.
I impeded its relief.
I was isolated.

With you,
I have found
The beauty of contrast,
A prism for my rays.
I am humbled.

With you,
I want to share
The sky so vast,
A kaleidoscopic twilight.
I am better with you.

With you,
I dread no more
The gloom night might cast.
I can close my eyes.
I am at peace.

Vacation Highlights

Up until this morning, my blog had gone 7 days without an update. That is by far the longest break I have taken since I launched Carrie Mayhem. I actually intended to post while on vacation. However, the first leg of the trip was much too busy and the second leg was at the cottage, where one is more connected to the wildlife than the internet. Anyway, I’M BACK!

Here are a handful of photos from our family holiday. They’re good pics but not the best pics. The best of the best will show up in future posts…

My favorite beach


The lighthouse (


A Ludington sunset (




Our entry Mater (from the movie Cars) won 2nd place in a “Pimp your ATV” contest!






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