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Trauma

Cynthia Occelli says a seed “must come completely undone” and that growth looks like complete destruction. This is posted and reposted on social media as inspiration. We’re supposed to believe that when our lives are falling apart, they’re about to come together to make something beautiful. The analogy is apt–times of trauma and trouble are…… Continue reading Trauma

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Sandstorm in the Desert (revised)

My life began with irony. My birth was ushered in by a sandstorm. That’s the story my mother liked to tell. A desert sandstorm raged as her muscles contracted, painfully–and early. The end of March, and I wasn’t due to appear til the end of June. Always impatient, impetuous. In twenty-sixteen, in March, Death Valley is…… Continue reading Sandstorm in the Desert (revised)