Category Archives: writing

A Flash of Light in the Forest

It’s been six, seven months since I wrote here. And those many months ago, I wrote about The Unmade Me, this peculiar sense I have of being lost in my own life. I would say I’m still pretty deep in the … Continue reading

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Heavy Meta

Let me just recite the quote from the photo above, here in the body of the post: My wound existed before me. I was born to embody it.” —Joë Bousquet I am not sure I have ever come across words before … Continue reading

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Stuck In The Middle

So at last I am making real progress on the book. But it’s been an interesting struggle, and not one for the faint of heart. When I wrote Falling Apart In One Piece, I was constantly asked “Was it cathartic … Continue reading

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It’s Just Me

Aaaaaah, my blog. My little home space. My big white box that connects me to about three dozen people who know me so well. The intimate audience of people whose questions about life are similar to mine. Hello. I am … Continue reading

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I Miss Her So Much

Part of surviving my mother meant withdrawing from her, so her painful comments had to fly farther to reach me. Starting the work of writing the book this weekend (unfortunately, what I am doing could not yet be called ‘writing’) … Continue reading

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A Visitation

As I wrote yesterday, I am deep in an unfolding. I have been for months, since I moved to Garrison. Which is partly why I’ve been so quiet on this blog, probably. The work I am doing is very deep, … Continue reading

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I’m Pregnant

It’s official—I’m pregnant. With my next book. Huzzah! I’ve had the concept in my head clear as day for more than two years. I first came up with it, and saw it almost completely whole, in a conversation with my … Continue reading

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Curly Words With Slanted Meanings That Get Straight At The Truth

I stumbled across this image today—quoting the words of the fascinating Anais Nin—on the extra-fabulous Brain Pickings, which always features smart wonders to think about, and so deserves your attention (and your money). Turns out, the lettering was done by … Continue reading

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Providence, Poetry and Magic

I like and love how this blog is weaving a basket of sisterhood: threads of conversation turn into ropes that are guidelines that I cling to, pulling me through a whiteout; comments turn into exchanges turn into friendships, as we … Continue reading

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A Quick Meditation On My Silence

I got an amazing comment this week: Someone came by my blog to see if I had written a new post. That simple sentence contains three gems: (1) Someone reads my blog (which I did kind of know, but still…), … Continue reading

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