Monthly Archives: May 2013

Dream Therapy

I recollect a nightmare that occurred when I was five or six and learning fears, constructed on a theme at once absurd and absolutely normal for my years: My father sent me to the basement stair, but there the light … Continue reading

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Feet (3 of 3)

Lilah’s dad was in general wonderful. He wasn’t sexist like her mom; he encouraged her at various times to aspire to philosopher or doctor or scientist instead of secretary or nurse or elementary school teacher. But he like Jamie was … Continue reading

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Feet (2 of 3)

Jamie started their sibling battle. For no reason that Lilah could ever determine, he snuck up behind her when he was two and she was five, and he bit her in the middle of her back. She was sitting on … Continue reading

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Feet (1 of 3)

Lilah liked being an only child, until she was three. She would have continued liking it, but her brother Jamie’s birth changed everything. “A woman gets two great loves in her life,” her mother told her a decade later. “Her … Continue reading

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Making

The Maker manufactured every part, created every atom and arrayed us with a query in each human heart: What will you with the miracles I’ve made? For it is ours to recognize and use, appreciate, assimilate and grade. We cannot … Continue reading

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Disposable Camera

We brought a little camera in our gear, but fifteen pictures cannot capture all the colors or the contours that appear before our greedy eyes, for look how small the window is that’s meant to find a view, and see … Continue reading

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Driving Assumptions

I was walking the dog this morning when a driver was rude to me. Details can be provided if you’re interested, but the significant fact was the driver’s failure to signal a turn to the right. If I’d known the … Continue reading

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