There is a fear that I need to acknowledge. It is that as a decidedly single woman, I house within me the fear that I will always be single. There will be no witness to my life. There will be no audience to my triumphs nor safety in my trials. My oneness though elective it … More Can I get a witness?
Who are the five people you spend the most time with? Do they say about you the things you want to communicate to the world? Yesterday was Boo’s white coat ceremony up in LA, so I went to support her and a few of her friends from Howard were there. As we were walking back … More V
There was an episode of Desperate Housewives after Gabrielle had a miscarriage where her husband gives her a balloon. When she is ready to release the pain of losing the child, she releases the balloon. It is a metaphor for the beginning of her healing. Though I’ve never explicitly mentioned it, I had a miscarriage … More The great balloon release
I was driving home the other night when a song that reminded me of E came on. As I sang along two conversations occurred in my head. One in which I thought of him and us and our laughter, and another where I laid to rest those sounds and continued on up the 805. I … More Loveeeeee
You know those relationship non-negotiables? For so many people I know one of those is rooted in religion; they would not marry someone who was not a believer in God. I never really commented even though I suppose I never really saw myself with someone who held drastically different spiritual views than myself. It was … More Salvation from wandering and wondering
Stiff and unbending is the principle of death. Gentle and yielding is the principle of life. Thus an Army without flexibility never wins a battle. A tree that is unbending is easily broken. The hard and strong will fall. The soft and weak will overcome. — Tao Te Ching (76) So I’ve been marinating on … More Submit
I learned a long time ago the difference between someone lying to me and someone lying in general. I was discussing the movie The Notebook with my friend LK today…and she was saying that Allie was a liar because she was lying to Lon the whole time they were together knowing that she loved Noah. … More Tales, Lies, and other such fibbery