Musings: WCW

“Oh. Your son looks more like you.” The speaker gets the unique opportunity to swallow her words in the face of being disproved as my mother and I react in the exact same manner- beautiful faces twisting into an expression of complete derision. The speaker falters and walks away. My mother and I rant about […]

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Musings: Maidenhood

There was a library that existed underground. I remember climbing down flights of stairs, the sunlight from the upper levels being replaced by electric lights as I descended. There was an area adjacent to the structure that had been cleared so that sunlight could filter in through the East side. I miss that place. In […]

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Musings: Siblings

I have a few, but I know one. We grew together, regressed together, regretted together, grew together. In my mind, I remember his small face and smaller body, his perfect chocolate curls and bright cinnamon eyes. I remember all of the kindnesses, all of the ways he was so much like our mother. The beauty, […]

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Vices Episode 1: Wrath

I know what I do when I want to love you. I know how to send you sweet nothings and paint pictures of imagination and wordy impressions of physical joy. I know how to look at the numbers remaining with a fretful wistfulness. I know how to weave this into the tapestry of our fate […]

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Virtues Episode 2: Charity

Charity, noun. 1. generous actions or donations to aid the poor, ill, or helpless 2. something given to a person or persons in need; alms 3. a charitable act or work. 4. a charitable fund, foundation, or institution 5. benevolent feeling, especially toward those in need or in disfavor 6. leniency in judging others; forbearance […]

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Virtues Episode 1: Patience

Patience, noun. 1. the quality of being patient, as the bearing of provocation, annoyance, misfortune, or pain, without complaint, loss of temper, irritation, or the like. 2. an ability or willingness to suppress restlessness or annoyance when confronted with delay 3. quiet, steady perseverance; even-tempered care; diligence – Dictionary.com, 9/8/2017 You are 235 days away […]

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Musings Episode 4: Pain

Pain, noun. 1. physical suffering or distress, as due to injury, illness, etc 2. a distressing sensation in a particular part of the body 3. mental or emotional suffering or torment -Dictionary.com, 8/29/2017 1. Bodies are wondrous things, aren’t they? The ability to differentiate so many sources, so many variations of one end result: danger. […]

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Musings Episode 3: Mystery

Mystery – noun. 1. anything that is kept secret or remains unexplained or unknown 2. any affair, thing, or person that presents features or qualities so obscure as to arouse curiosity or speculation 3. a novel, short story, play, or film whose plot involves a crime or other event that remains puzzlingly unsettled until the […]

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Musings Episode 2: Beauty

Beauty – noun. 1. the quality present in a thing or person that gives intense pleasure or deep satisfaction to the mind, whether arising from sensory manifestations (as shape, color, sound, etc.), a meaningful design or pattern, or something else (as a personality in which high spiritual qualities are manifest) -Dictionary.com, 8/15/2017 We often hear […]

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Musings Episode 1: Secrets

Secret – adjective. 1. kept from knowledge or view 2. marked by the habit of discretion 3. working with hidden aims or methods 4. not acknowledged 5. conducted in secret -Dictionary.com, 8/10/2017   1. What is it about a secret that fortifies us against the mundane? Against adversity? Why do secrets have this effect even […]

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