When it’s time to dig
29 September 2022 | 2:17 am

I know it’s in there. The haunting, the desire, the voice you can’t unhear. I hear it, too — louder sometimes than others. It is the best, most annoying and infuriating and blessed thing I’ve ever heard. It is life. I can’t stand it, usually. Is this enlightenment? Is this awareness? It doesn’t feel like […]

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My favorite flower
26 September 2022 | 4:31 am

“It is good to collect things, but it is better to go on walks.” —Anatole France After 16 years of marriage, J told me (in a moment of anger, which I’d learned by then to provoke in order to get honest answers) that all he really knows about me is that I like books and […]

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Attention is religion
22 September 2022 | 1:42 pm

There are such tender things in this chaos, so many fragile things. I cannot save them, I can do so little to curb the violence of existing, but I can notice. I can see them. I can appreciate a small bit of life when I see it, how perfect it is, how bravely it moves […]

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