Drink of the Sun, and be Filled

Each ping heralds arrival of another email, another notification, another tweet or blog or task or event or responsibility or celebrity scandal and each increases that tightness in your back that you’ve grown so accustomed to that you forget it’s there. It’s there. And once you feel it loosen, you’ll realize just how hypertense these […]

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Sailing Home

Eight months. Eight months since I’ve seen the United States. Eight months since I’ve been physically present with my family, and eight months since I’ve seen most of my friends from before this year. It’s funny how time works. This has been both the longest and shortest eight months of my life. It’s Been a […]

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Hope

It springs from the ashes of a devastating fire and yet I cling to the chance that the pain, the charred ground, the wasteland, can somehow provide the ground, the foundation, the nutrients that the soil needs. And that sometime, however small and frail, the little green sprig can grow. *** If you enjoyed this […]

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Salt Water

It always brings to bear everything that you want not to consider. It surrounds you, and if there is so much as a tiny nick in your flesh it will force you to acknowledge it. How much more with a gaping abrasion. And yet somehow it has a way of healing and while yes, it […]

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Sea Glass

Half-buried in the coarse sand, mostly submerged under foam, a glimmer of pale, translucent green catches the sun’s rays and it sparkles. It used to be harsh, jagged, but time and the water together have taken their toll, and what once was ugly, a fragment of trash thrown out, perhaps once part of a bottle […]

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Shattered

I stare into the spiderweb of cracks that play across the mirror in front of me. The cracks are not in the mirror itself but rather in my own mind, my own life, my own soul.

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