A Lesson on Symbolism and Love

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I vividly recall my first encounter with symbolism. I was in grade one, and my teacher read the class a poem about trees, ‘wearing dresses of white and dancing gracefully in the wind”. It had just snowed that day, and as I walked home after school, Continue reading “A Lesson on Symbolism and Love”

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“Mom! You Look Just Like a…”

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I write an awful lot about the years when I first got divorced. Not because those years haunt me; not because the painful bits are seared into my memory Continue reading ““Mom! You Look Just Like a…””

The Long Process of Acquiring Common Sense

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I recall with absolute clarity walking home in the dead of winter with my sister from swim-team practice in my mid teens, hatless, winter parka hanging open, Continue reading “The Long Process of Acquiring Common Sense”

I Guess That Doesn’t Define Me Anymore

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Lately I have become a little fascinated with the scarring process. As I have gotten older, I have noticed that the innumerable little cuts and burns I get Continue reading “I Guess That Doesn’t Define Me Anymore”

Be the Change…

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“Be The Change You Want to See in the World.”

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I love stories about people being kind to one another, especially when Continue reading “Be the Change…”

Oh No, I Forgot. AGAIN…

burn out of matches isolated on whiteI have always been forgetful. When I was sixteen, a few of my friends affectionately told me Continue reading “Oh No, I Forgot. AGAIN…”

Second Chance

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It was a lovely summer day; the perfect day for a wedding, or in this case, a second wedding. The bride and the groom Continue reading “Second Chance”