Monthly Archives: December 2015

Reflections

As 2015 comes to a close, I’m recognizing that it is the first time in many years that I’ve been able to think about a new beginning with hope, with a fresh outlook, with an imagination. This is a post about healing, … Continue reading

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Pretty Men Stone Lady

Part 1 I looked in my sister’s face and found my reflection, the one I had crawled out of somewhere last year, The shell  on the other side of the room, I carry her with me, the carcass, the carapace still venom … Continue reading

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2015 in review

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2015 annual report for this blog. Here’s an excerpt: A New York City subway train holds 1,200 people. This blog was viewed about 5,600 times in 2015. If it were a NYC subway … Continue reading

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On Apologies

Part 1 I have journeyed into my marrow, dug into bone, with a toothpick and found the root of my truth, a sprouting seed, unfurling capillaries across my limbs, down to my fingers, blossoming like cherries, like blood oranges. Part2 Like harm … Continue reading

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Resolutions for 2016

I am so utterly thrilled to have come so far from 2013, and 2014. This practice of creating resolutions and trying to work within a growth model framework has been so indescribably important to me in trying to live well … Continue reading

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Answering “So, What’s Your Background?” – 201

A little while ago, I was at a party that was mostly white. It’s been a long while since I was in a mostly-white setting, and I’d maybe forgotten some of the issues that arise disproportionately. So while I wasn’t … Continue reading

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For Want of a Pen

“For want of a nail a horseshoe was lost, for want of a horseshoe a horse went lame, for want of a horse a rider never got through, for want of a rider a message never arrived, for want of … Continue reading

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Christmas Post – 2015: Remembering Christmas

This is dedicated to A.D.K, for bringing Christmas back into my life. Even though you left, it stayed behind. Thank you 🙂 TW: Mental Health, mention of suicidal ideation, depression, and anxiety It’s hard to pinpoint what exactly it is that … Continue reading

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A Witch’s Wish

You hurtful creature. I smile now, on the subway, red seats cushioning my memories in a small red pouch that I will leave behind in six – no fivestops. I smile and I wish you – all of you – stocky, brown bo(d)y … Continue reading

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On Ghosting

“Cowards die many times before their deaths. The valiant never taste of death but once.” – Julius Caesar, Act 2, Scene 2

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