If I Could

I cannot walk through the grief for you. I would if I could. I cannot cry the tears that pour like a fountain. I would if I could. I cannot understand the pain, the weight, the fear and the messy emotions that consume your broken heart. Grief is yours, and only yours. The love never dies, no one can take that from you. Loss. I would carry that burden, I

I am somebody’s child, you know. Jacqueline Cioffa #mentalillness  

I never cared much about looking back when I was young. I could not wait to leave this house, this town get out and experience stuff. You know the obstinate dreamer looking for bold adventure. It worked. I ran. I ran fast and far, and kept running. That’s the funny thing about developing a serious illness, you are forced to re-prioritize. Becoming insane in the middle of Manhattan did not bode well for me

'A mother's love is everything in our #BookBubble of the week' by Jacqueline Cioffa

“They have mere minutes left, not long ago lazy days in the thousands. Oh, if she could give some of them back, maybe it would stop. The deep lines etched across her mother’s beautiful face, the crude reminder it does not.” The Vast Landscape A mother’s love is everything in our #BookBubble of the week by @makeupmodelcitihttp://t.co/ZfsmyjU3ud#IARTG#ASMSG#amreading — Bublish (@BublishMe) May 12, 2015 “I am not a mother, I only

County Cork Kildare

My grandfather came to this country when he was twelve years old from County Cork, Kildare in Ireland with five brothers and two sisters in tow. He was twelve years old. Despite an eighth grade education he found a trade, worked hard, prospered and made a whole life for himself. He married a strong, loyal, capable German girl, a baker’s daughter with five sisters and two brothers from solid stock. They’d have three sons and their

Warrior sisters

what’s your story? I believe in legacy, spirits, patchouli, trade winds, sun, stars and warrior sisters. GEORGIA PINE celebrates the bizarre and the amazing, the triumphant resilience of the human spirit. #TheVastLandscapeSequel ‪#‎amazon‬ ‪#‎StayRed‬

what's your story?

I believe in white sage, riptides, po’ boys, voudon magic, second lining,’ the sea, sun, stars and moon. Apparently, Georgia Pine does too. Ripe with tragedy, joy, an overwhelming sense of responsibility and the inexplicable ties that bind. Interwoven parallel stories and human connections, GEORGIA PINE celebrates the bizarre and the amazing, the triumphant resilience of the human spirit. #TheVastLandscapeSequel #amazon http://www.amazon.com/GEORGIA-PINE-Jacqueline-Cioffa-ebook/dp/B00T270L88 #TheVastLandscapeSequel http://www.amazon.com/THE-VAST-LANDSCAPE-Jacqueline-Cioffa-ebook/dp/B00H3P51LS