Monthly Archives: May 2015

Me, In Ten Songs Or Less

Over The Rhine – Changes Come (My spirituality) Rosie Thomas – Death Came and Got Me (My existentialism) Natalie Merchant – My Skin (My passionate chastity) Sia – Breathe Me (My littleness) Vienna Teng – Goodnight New York (The only … Continue reading

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The Day Before I Was Homeless

The day before my mother disappeared, at the age of sixteen, I went into the kitchen, took out all the six packs, and carted them outside to the driveway. It was a warm late summer afternoon. My mother, with her … Continue reading

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I’ll Follow You Into The Dark

And then, just before the chorus, she lost reception on her phone, and the music abruptly stopped. For a moment, there was silence. And then, without any need for deliberation, we all continued to sing together, quietly, tenderly, as the car drove on … Continue reading

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Ends and Beginnings

Your pain is the breaking of the shell that encloses your understanding. Even as the stone of the fruit must break, that its heart may stand in the sun, so must you know pain. And could you keep your heart … Continue reading

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