Monthly Archives: August 2011

Over Trembling Earth

At seven thirty I am three miles into a five mile, when I hear the distant horn, and the ground begins to rumble under my feet, and the signs ahead begin to flash. (Terre Haute is a train town. You … Continue reading

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Not A Good Start To A Friendship

“Do you have a boyfriend? Because… I like you.” “I have a husband.” “You have a husband?” “Mm.” “Oh. Well… oh well… so… what is your major?” “Clinical psychology.” “Oh.” “And you?” “Computer science.” “Seems like we work on different … Continue reading

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Gravity

“I’m sorry I can’t help you. I cannot keep you safe. I’m sorry I can’t help myself, so don’t look at me that way. We can’t fight gravity on a planet that insists…” -Ani Difranco, “Falling Is Like This”

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Things We Leave Behind

In a strange, twisted way, mindfulness actually makes me fear death more. I fall in love with the small things – the way a floor board creaks, the feel of a towel, the silky thread of a small spider web … Continue reading

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Small Kindness

I just got caught in a severe thunderstorm during a run, which has never happened to me before. With whole branches flying off the trees, leaves whipping into my face, rain drops pelting me like nails, and loud cracks of … Continue reading

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Fleeting

Sometimes I feel so brokenhearted when I witness the transitory nature of this world. Why is it that the beauty we love can only be realized through the acknowledgment that all will soon be lost?

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Simple Thing Of Joy

Found this today in a journal I kept during a trip to the Adirondacks almost two years ago, the entirety of which is written as a long, rambling letter: Passing through Poughkeepsie. Wish I could get off the train and … Continue reading

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