The Evidence Is In

I am done proving me. My life is not one prolonged job interview, a permanent Olympic trial, an ongoing all-state music audition. I am not a college application for admissions officials to peruse, an employee scrutinized for business acumen or her annual performance review, an associate striving to make partner. I refuse to be

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Grief

A shell, her home so brutally shattered — maroons a tender soul adrift in open water. Cold. Afraid. And self-protection makes an unwilling warrior. A noble mother. Sword unsheathed. And broken hearts make an unyielding will. She battles sorrow and joy and birth and death, all that is vital. Captures all of them, (save the…

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Permissions of Breath

What happens to the heart when the walls come closing in? When the thunder makes one hide amidst the shadows? Just breathe. Give yourself permission to just…simply…breathe.

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