Allotted Intervals

Dani's Hour Glass
Dani’s Hour Glass

Allotted Intervals


And death mocked me

in my presumed final moments…

Eternal peace taunted me

as it slipped through my grasp.


I watch the sands fall

in the hour glass…


Clarity returns

along with reality.

Our time is limited;

it will end.


and there is too much

left to do

to give up now.


Copyright 1/15/2014

Dani Heart

If you had today’s winning lottery numbers how would your life be different?


Yesterday while running my errands I did something I don’t normally do… I bought some lotto tickets.  My general feeling is that it’s a waste of money because most of the time it is, but there is always the chance of that one time it’s not.  Hence, yesterday at least… I bought into the dream. The jackpot is/was 140 million.  My wife just checked the winning numbers and like so many other times crumpled up the ticket and threw it away.  I also purchased a ticket for today’s lotto. I think she just said we have 10 hours or so to go.  I was sitting here thinking to myself… how would our lives be different if we actually won?

I suppose there are the obvious answers…. you would get rid of any debt.  Anyway… for a minute here… I am going to allow myself to dream… and take all of you along with me in my fantasy. 🙂

Firstly, once we knew for sure it was guaranteed Noelle would quit her job after having given proper notice and training a replacement cause that’s the kind of woman she is.  Second… we would start traveling and looking for places that we might want to live.  I don’t think we would sell our house. I think we would just pay it off and let our youngest live in it.  I think for the most part other than traveling and finding the place we truly would like to live that my life wouldn’t change all that much.  I ponder here for a moment what that means… it means I am pretty happy with my life for one.  I think we would do some things for some of our family that are deserving, and possibly some friends too.  I have no idea where I would live if we could live anywhere, and it is after all a WE decision. I know that once we settled… Noelle would want to dedicate her life to animals because that is her passion.  I would continue to write no matter where I am because that is my passion.  I might write a lot more in beautiful locales with zero stress, might even actually finish my novel, not that I would need the money it might garner.  We might hire a chef, and we would definitely have a housekeeper. We would have holidays in amazing places and pay for our family to join us.  Lastly, but not least, once we had ourselves, and our family and friends secured, I am sure we would look for worthy places that our dollars could make a difference in the world.  If money were no object I could give of myself and my time and embrace my inner activist, which in turn would give me more to write about.

What about you? If you won the lotto today how would your life change.  What would you do?

Great Periods of Unrest

Like debris caught between

two cogs of a wheel…

waiting, feeling the pressure,

and the grinding, as pieces of

you slip away in your feeble

attempts to hold on


not knowing if life’s machine

will erode you down to nothing?

Or snap you in two and fling you

to freedom… broken…

but grateful for the chance

to mend and do it all again.


Perhaps the truest test

of our character is how we

survive these great periods

of unrest?


Copyright 11/2013

Dani Heart