On the Threshold of Time

A portal connects points in time.

Was I was inspired by Marie Kondo videos or did planetary aspects motivate me? Mountains of boxes cluttering the guest room closet pushed me over the edge. I reached the point of zero tolerance and pulled out the first box.

A box of memories filled with pictures, letters, cards, books, small mementos. More boxes. A keychain from a trip to the Big Apple. My oldest daughter’s Big Bird toy. Happy Mother’s Day drawings. Souvenirs and tickets from foreign countries. Trash. Recycling. Books. Journals.

Each memento was a portal to another time, a different lived experience, sometimes forgotten or laid aside. Momentum accelerated (perhaps a bit of frenzy occurred) until four closets and two rooms were decluttered and reorganized in epic fashion. It was exhausting, rewarding and ultimately liberating.

A friend shared a bit of wisdom yesterday, “Look around, where you are, there you are!” Here I am indeed. And what a place it is to be. Soon I’ll be officially married half of my life. In an interesting game of numbers, I’ll be 66 in April and married for 33 years. I don’t know why this amuses me but it does. I never imagined living in Wyoming, either. But here I am. Renewed.

And, I have this website, a creative evolution, a portal of time and space where you can peek in and see me. A me produced by an electronic keyboard, a twinkling amalgam of thoughts and photons.

When you read this I won’t be here in this space any more.


  1. Karen Corbett on February 25, 2019 at 9:26 pm

    Very nice to read your words and try to think back on the good times we had in previous lives. I’m so glad to hear/read how happy and content you appear to be.

    Love you girlfriend!

    • Loran Hills on February 25, 2019 at 9:32 pm

      Thanks, Karen! It’s been a long time but I haven’t forgotten the good times we had together. I had to work at learning how to be content. It didn’t come naturally.

      Love you!

  2. Debra Marrs on March 8, 2019 at 6:08 pm

    Loran, I absolutely LOVE the image that goes with your words. I feel as though I’m entering a portal: one into (is it?) your physical space, and secondly, into your inner thought chamber via your beautiful musings. I appreciate and am nurtured by writing like this that allows me to hold a mirror to my own life as a portal to self-discovery and reflection. Thank you! for being YOU!

    • Loran Hills on March 8, 2019 at 6:55 pm

      Thanks so much, Debra, for being you!

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