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When the Tiniest Shift is a Landslide

Oh the tectonic plates of the self, how they move. Months, then years, of the tiniest little shifts, certainly almost imperceptible. And then: whooooosh! A great surging up, the creation of a mountain range, from which an entirely new, yet familiar, … Continue reading

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What Is Within My Silence?

I have always lived in chaos. It’s what I was born to, first of all: a dramatic and dynamic mother, a total whirlwind of personality, charm and presence whose mind was a turbulent sea, able to pull her underwater at … Continue reading

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Enter Spring

Today I went to the second half of my seed-sowing class, where I learned all about “pricking out” seedlings and replanting them in a larger pot, where they will get stronger and larger until the final threat of frost is … Continue reading

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My Fabulous Table, Part I

First of all, I want to kiss all of you smack on the mouth who said you wanted to hear more about and see the table. YOU ARE MY PEOPLE! Second, hello? I am decorating my new house from top … Continue reading

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The Ugly Cry

I came unplugged today, on the drive from my apartment in Brooklyn to my weekend rental upstate (aka my little slice of heaven). It had taken me an hour to pack up my car before I hit the road (I … Continue reading

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Whither Wisdom

I am mulling. I guess this is seasonally appropriate, since fall is (maybe? finally? at last?) upon us. I’ve had so much input, and so many experiences, and made a handful of decisions (after months of making none). I started … Continue reading

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Living in the Drift…

There’s a difference between being stuck in life and being in a drifting phase, not knowing necessarily what you’re doing next. (And sometimes even what you’re doing today.) This is where I am: in the drift. And I can’t say … Continue reading

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What I’ve Lost

We all lose our parents, eventually. But I’ve discovered that the very ordinariness of it flies in the face of the actual experience. And describing that loss is almost as challenging as describing what happens to you in the first … Continue reading

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Begin at an End and Begin Again

I bought the domain name for this blog almost a year ago, right after both my parents had died, just four weeks apart, after suffering through 5 and 2 months’ of sudden, unexpected illnesses. I resigned from my job (6 … Continue reading

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