My toes hurt every morning. They don’t hurt a little bit, they hurt like spikes have been driven into them. They’re just toes, one might say. Every morning when I lay in bed and open my eyes I feel fine. I swing sideways on the bed and stand up. Still fine. I take one step … Read more
The past few days have been full of the highest highs and the lowest lows. My daughter turned thirteen, she is the light of our lives, delighting me, my husband and our son. Jane has brought us nothing but joy for thirteen years. I wouldn’t know how to be angry with her for an extended … Read more
I saw you at the party this week, and even though you smiled, you didn’t smile with your eyes. I know what it’s like. Because when someone we love is ailing it seems wrong that the world continues to exist. At the very least the parties should stop or pause and folks shouldn’t expect you … Read more
Turn off the fucking lights when you leave the room. Oh, and while you’re at, get out of the same room that I’m in. For, like, a month. I’m on my last nerve. Two deaths in August, neither one old age. I Am More Pissed Off Than A Woman Should Ever Be I’m saving every … Read more
Only this time we’ve lost a mother and a wife in an automobile accident. My daughter is afraid. The kids start school Wednesday, 22 children with only 21 mothers.