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