Choosing to Return

Salmon sculptures inlay the floors in swirling eddies of bronze and granite at Sea-Tac Airport. I’ve rushed over these fish many times as I’ve navigated a season of growth and vocational transition in Seattle. This time flying out of Seattle was different. This trip was the last trip. Like most transitions, my move to Seattle…

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Five O’Clock Friends

A few months ago my piano teacher asked me to pick out a song in the key of B flat major.

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Why Risk?

The first time someone realizes that I’m not from this area, curiousity immediately interrupts the conversation. The initial question is always asking about where I am from, Texas.

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Quieting my Life

Be quiet. Shut up! Shhhh. Stop talking! Hands over ears, I can’t hear you. La, la, la.

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Care

Last night I had a dream that my daughter and I were removing mirrors and a ballet bar from the basement of the big white house, the house the bank foreclosed on, the house my husband and I can no longer afford.

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