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Looking in the glass

thoughts from Alastar Connor

Welcome to In the glass., a unique blog here for you to explore. In the glass. has added such value to my life, and I love having the opportunity to share my passions and thoughts with my loyal readers. Read on, and enjoy.

 

Getting through it.

This is for all of you that are going through big life transitions. I recognize so many of the feelings you are experiencing. I want to...

About belonging

I walk up the hill carrying my cute pool bag. Surveying the lounge chairs, I spot someone I know chatting with another person. Making...

Saying goodbye

When I wrote my will, I had a complicated decision to make. Who would I leave my daughter to if Joe and I were to pass together. It could...

Beauty

Beauty is a strange thing. It is a cultural obsession, yet what do you miss when someone is gone? Their beauty? Not at all. As I get...

Enough time.

Words. To me, they hold innumerable power. This is probably why I talk things to death. Why I process my thoughts verbally, even when...

Oxygen Mask

Another evening, another glass of wine. To relieve this pressure, right between my eyebrows. My bleary eyes from 5 hours of screen time....

Strong men empower women.

A strong man:⁣ Cheers her on⁣ Backs her up⁣ Believes in her⁣ Allows her to control her body⁣ Respects her choices⁣ Refers her⁣ Promotes...

What is a mother?

What is a mother? A mother teaches you how much space to take up What beauty looks like What you look like When it’s ok to be upset How...

Where are you?

When I look out at the steam Rising from the lake Swirling over the water Like a ghostly fog Spirits rushing in unison To an unknown...

Hair

I did it. I bleached my own hair. The results are not pretty. At first, I tried to fix it myself. Then I panicked and tried to find...

Adventure

I miss the days of adventure. Heading off into the unknown, with a measured and calculated amount of surprise. A structure set for our...

Moments of magic

Magic happens when I least expect it Never when I’m trying so hard to make it And when I’m in it, and I recognize Fightin’ so hard to...

Drama is owned by the maker.

I used to imagine myself as a tree. I was doing my best to handle the storms that came at me, to cling to the ground with my roots and...

About uncertainty.

We are now living in a world of uncertainty. School, childcare, jobs, elderly parents, savings, and overall health all in flux. And yet...

Broken Open

Creativity is a way out of suffering. We are going about our lives when something happens. An unexpected bomb drops, making us unable to...

A Prism

What is it all for? The day to day Hustle and bustle This time now Is the hindsight Where it will all become clear. What do we really...

Rachel

My mind is playing tricks on me. "You weren’t as good of friends as you thought you were. She wasn’t as important as you make her out to...

Stripped

I find myself, yet again, in a time of the unknown. Reminded that our life’s journey has elements that we cannot control and cannot...

 

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