"Snowflakes and Ashes" is what happens when you reach a certain age, have a certain number of joys and heartaches that inevitably come to everyone, and start to wonder what some of it might mean. Steve Jobs said once about our lives, that we can't connect the dots looking forward. It's only later, after the journey has a few miles on it, that one can look back and begin to draw some conclusions and see the patterns that are usually invisible at the time. Some things you know, but some things are surprises. I wrote this out of the jumble of my own life, but have the conceit that my experiences and accidental insights are probably similar to some of yours. I hope so. Solitary journeys are kind of lonely. Glad to have some company.
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About the Author
Doug Stanfield is the son of a teacher and a nurse who grew up on a family farm in western Ohio. The family moved overseas for a couple of years, and he has moved around since. He has had a few disreputable occupations, including being a newspaper reporter and editor, and worked in public relations at a major university, but is trying to atone for his sins with poetry that tells stories, and stories that read like poems. His desire to write poetry never went away, and when his sons were off making their own mistakes, he turned on the computer, stared at the screen for a long time, and began again. Doug, recently widowed, lives in central Pennsylvania with his dog and an unhealthy obsession with politics, murder mysteries, science fiction and travel.