Then and Now I travel in my mind from that memory— foamy ocean wave creeping up my toes, feet, ankles, slow as a weary sigh, as I blink my eyes once, that blue landscape of water and sky darkening behind tired eyelids, losing my surroundings as the wave eases up to my calves, and my … Continue reading Poetry Friday: Then and Now
I was going to do a gratitude piece, but I can't. Not today. I have no words.
We all hide our faces from the cold as we walk from building to building, minutes oozing by like syrup from maple trees. Or maybe it's just me, my scarf wrapped twice around my neck and my chin buried in the scratchy layers, my eyes watching for ice on the sidewalk. My head is covered … Continue reading November
You guys know that I started coming off my happy pills a few weeks ago. (I only have about a week to go and then I'm done.) It's been kind of frightening; I was so afraid that I would sink back into that dark, numb place again, which would mean that I would have to take … Continue reading Not Knowing, Just Hoping
For a long time I had this image in my head of a bunch of helium balloons tied to the ground with strings, straining against their bonds, dancing a little in the breeze. I imagined taking a pair of scissors and, one by one, cutting them free, watching them fly into the never-never blue, watching … Continue reading Cutting Strings
The most important moment of the day is when we fall asleep. During the day, we get so many options, right from the moment we open our eyes. For me, it's choices like what to wear, what to eat for breakfast, whether to take this or that bus, whether to go to school, who to sit … Continue reading Karma (or what I consider Good Consequences)
My AP English teacher first introduced me to David Foster Wallace's speech "This is Water." Few literary passages have changed my life so profoundly as this one did. I hope that everyone within earshot of my cyber voice will read it and try to understand it and do something because of it. Read it--go on! … Continue reading Hats Off to DFW