Continuing from searching, switching gears, adapting to the challenge to

Being in The Ruby Cage

 Short Story

November 12, 2018

Come Friday, Zaza’s arm will be lighter – without the binding cast –  a new x-ray will determine the type of cast for the following four weeks.  A slight sense of normalcy returns to her heart confined twirling as in a bird cage.  The excruciating pain has lessened and she can touch her nose with her right thumb. Managing life with the left hand is progress!  Without her Beloved’s assistance, she would be wild with depression.  Their relationship has reached a new plateau of ‘depending and belonging.’  Together they realize each other with their love for the other.  Just 22 months ago, he had broken his left wrist caused by a similar accident.  She helped him get through 2 surgeries, loss of work and painful rehab, now coming full circle.  There’s nothing they can’t overcome. This realization is the silver lining coming from the cloud of her accident…Time to dream big!

Wondering what the next sequel will unfold?


‘”We are never completely ourselves unless we belong to a people.  That is why no one is saved alone, as an isolated individual.  To be myself I need someone else.  Alone, we cannot be ourselves.”

QUOTE by Pope Francis