Waiting room restless’ness

What are flowers without the bees,
What of grasses without the breeze?
Nothing the wind if not for the trees,
Nada la quesadilla sin el cheese.

—Terri Guillemets, 2017 September 27th

P.S. This was written in a waiting room at Good Samaritan Hospital in Phoenix, hungry and with a restless mind, waiting to hear from my mom’s surgeon. I guess this is about the best that writing can get when one’s mind refuses to focus and one hasn’t eaten lunch. 😂

Bloated

Bloated —
39% with food
78% with guilt
for what I’m doing to my body.

Stop with the negative
and the crazy.
Get on with the
love & heavenly!

—Terri Guillemets, 2015 April 30th

P.S. Yes, I know, it doesn’t add up to 100. It’s okay — it’s metaphorical math. Numerical poetic license. –tg 🤪

There are actually eight…

It’s a sin to waste chocolate.  It’s in the Bible.  Ghirardelli® 3:17.

—Terri Guillemets, 2014 April 5th

Said in conversation out at dinner with my husband. We split a piece of chocolate cake for dessert and he was going to leave some of his half behind! As if. So I had to eat the rest of it for him. 😂 And thinking my tipsy self funny, I posted the quip to The Quote Garden when we got home.

About a year and a half later, my mom and I walked into a Fresh & Easy market in Phoenix to buy a few groceries. She always looks at the greeting cards in stores, and she called me over to show me that this quote had been used on a card they were selling. I can’t remember the name of the cardmaker, but it was very cool to see and of course my proud Mama bought one for her scrapbook. –tg, 2015