“As Long As You Love Me”

by Molly Jo Realy @MollyJoRealy

Anyone who knows me, knows I’ve recently rediscovered my affinity for the Backstreet Boys.

I fully admit, I have always been one of those girls who dreams of the fairy tale rescue and swoons over love lyrics sung by boy bands. It’s not so much the love stuff as it is, I’ve just always liked bubble gum music. To be honest, I’m sure they could sing about cow patties and I’d find it extremely wonderful.

And on a day when I felt like a cow patty, it was the Backstreet Boys and God who made … read the rest. . .

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Invisible Person in a Sea of People: Robin H. and the 99-Cent Sin

by Molly Jo Realy @MollyJoRealy

I met Robin H. today. A nice man, a little bit older than myself, beautiful eyes… and a world’s worth of hurt behind them.

Robin is homeless, and very much ashamed of that fact.

I was eating outside at a pedestrian mall at the Mission Inn when I saw him, discreetly looking into the tops of trash cans. His clothes were ill-fit; not that they didn’t belong to him originally, but the “him” they belonged to must have been at one time, long ago, much heartier.

My daughter and her friend were enjoying a pizza … read the rest. . .

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The Clothes Make the Man

by Molly Jo Realy @MollyJoRealy

If the clothes make the man…

I want him to wear steel-toed boots: the sign of a man who isn’t afraid to work hard.

I want him to wear sandals: the sign of a man who takes long walks.

I want him to wear Levi’s and shorts: the sign of a man who knows how to relax.

I want him to wear a tuxedo: the sign of a man who cleans up nice, and has good taste.

I want him to wear gloves: the sign of a man who knows how to garden and do … read the rest. . .

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