July 06, 2018
I chose not to seek out fireworks, this July 4th. I’ve always enjoyed the tradition and its more thoughtful meanings; but I had just said my final goodbyes to a close friend dying from cancer, and I wasn’t in a mood for celebration. I decided instead to take a silent, solo walk from my home, down through the meadow to the lake.
As soon as I stepped outside, though, I saw the fireworks of the sunset sky breaking… READ MORE
June 17, 2018
I had left for Paris heartbroken and a little lost, so I spent much of the train ride looking out the window at the world passing me by. As I watched the landscape change from countryside to city scape, I contemplated who I wanted to be and tried to reconcile it with the woman who had escaped here to write and hide.
I was trying to find the courage to rebel against the scripted belief that I needed to be loved in… READ MORE
June 09, 2018
Spring and summer are a relief and a celebration, their warmth made sweeter by the preceding winter chill. The earth is a vivid painter of warm colors then, its annual masterpiece drawn from a vast universal palette.
For every color that manifests where any of us can see it, countless other colors burst forth just out of view. There are also countless possible colors not currently in bloom.
So it is with… READ MORE