Tag Archives: Cloudeight Essays

A Single Flake of Snow

    A Single Flake of Snow With a single flake of snow, winter begins. Like that first faint shadow of twilight, we hardly take notice of it. It’s just another season in a lifetime of seasons; it’s just another snowflake in a long cycle of winters. The autumn leaves, glorious and resplendent, catch our attention as we… Read More »

Sometimes the Best Memories Just Happen

    Sometimes the Best Memories Just Happen I’m older now than I ever thought I’d be. I noticed how many people who are as old as I seem to be preoccupied with their bathroom habits. I suppose that’s why the drug store has a whole section filled with laxatives.  Luckily, for me, I’ve not had to buy… Read More »

There is No Money in Heaven

    There is No Money in Heaven “A hundred years from now it will not matter what my bank account was, the sort of house I lived in, or the kind of car I drove. But the world may be a better place, because I was important in the life of a child.” (changed from the original… Read More »

Molly and The Bubble

    Molly and The Bubble “A glooming peace this morning with it brings, The sun, for sorrow, will not show his head…” Those lines from Shakespeare’s “Romeo and Juliet” were among my first thoughts this morning. Honestly, I expected it, but I was still not prepared for it. My days will be emptier, and my life will… Read More »

Quantum English – The Long-Awaited Reprise

    Quantum English – The Long-Awaited Reprise Someone once said that if you use bad grammar, it’s like having bad breath – you can say all sorts of intelligent things, but no one is going to take you seriously. You can gargle and chew gum for your breath, but if you’re grammatically illiterate — until now there… Read More »

My Time Machine

    My Time Machine It’s just another spring evening in May in the ordinary life of an ordinary old man. It’s just another long walk in the twilight of the day and the twilight of my life. The air is heavy, and I feel a mist in the air but it’s not making my skin wet. The… Read More »