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Worry Dolls

I wake up from a dream, in which I receive a piece of paper that contains the following sentence: You are one with death.  Morbid, I know.  But also, beautiful.  So, I go meditating on this and an image of … Continue reading

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Day after day after day

When people ask me if my kids get along, I feel like there’s no simple way to answer that question. They love each other fiercely, are each other’s funniest comedian, crave each other’s company, but are also each other’s main … Continue reading

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Around and around

Saying goodbye to J on his first day of first grade felt like I was sending him off into the open sea on a homemade raft—tightly woven together everyday moments of our family life that are a mixed-up, mismatch of … Continue reading

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The Hug Team

Have you ever used one of those shopping carts that has a pole attached, so it can’t leave the store, and failed to notice this important detail, until you tried to exit—while in a rush—and it crashed against the top … Continue reading

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Hold you

“Do spiders eat gingerbread?” J wanted to know the other day.  He said he was thinking about that because of a song from camp. Yes, this is the first year he is now old enough to be at a “summer … Continue reading

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Love tickets

“I wish I were zero years old so I didn’t have to know that happened,” J said when he learned about the Titanic, bringing home a picture book about it from the school library. The two of us were drinking … Continue reading

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Siddhartha’s messy love

When Baby C falls asleep on my chest, he’s this tiny nugget of warmth, breath puffing in and out, fuzzy little head, twitchy fingers, a smell of sweetness and earth and clouds that I could just curl up and inhale … Continue reading

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