With apparent reticence dawn arrives shackled to an impenetrable fog. With the most deliberate of intents Mother Nature has silently woven a blanket of blindness… but yet… I am able to see threads of an ethereal light?
Stubbornly the fog dissipates and the cloudiest of skies emerge cloaked in shades of burnt charcoal gray…but yet… I am able to see an ethereal light?
Dusk arrives formally announced by the heaviest of rains. Tree limbs majestically bow to furious downpours, their leaves rhythmically detach, swirling in chaos… but yet… I am able to see an ethereal light?
The composite of this ethereal light… a bluish hue that beckons me to a place overflowing with love, compassion, kindness… peace.
The bluish hue? For certain it is my mother’s eyes, glistening, shining down upon me enabling me to weather life’s storms, accept adversity and continue on.
Patricia Rossi is an attorney, freelance artist and writer. Her poetry and prose have been featured in Long Island magazines, Poetry Haiku and the Boston Literary. Her personal essays have been published in major New York newspapers. One of her academic papers was selected for publication and will appear in print in the fall of 2015. Patricia leads a variety of creative writing workshops including workshops specifically
for cancer survivors and workshops for individuals coping with their own illness and/or the illness of a family member.
Patricia is the proud recipient of a number of New York State funded individual artist grants. Patricia has utilized the grant monies to create and implement writing empowerment workshops exclusively for women in underserved communities in Nassau County, New York.
She also serves on the board of a number of Long Island based not for profits. Patricia lives on Long Island with her husband Ed and their adorable pup, Flanagan.