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    Forever 28. Three years old.

        Friday marked the third anniversary of my sister Joscelyne’s death.   Around 8AM, I pulled the black and white photo of her, ensconced in a shiny, mirrored frame, off the…

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    The bright blessed day, the dark sacred night.

      Z and one of the butterflies.   Before seven this morning, I sat down on my couch, flipped open my laptop and read.    I heard the tiny fluttering wings of…

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    Lent- Day 31: Let it be to me.

    “Paolo de Matteis – The Annunciation” by Paolo de Matteis (Wiki Commons)       Today is the Feast of the Annunciation. For those unfamiliar, from Wikipedia:     The Feast of…

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    Lent- Days 27 & 28: We’ll always love Big Poppa.

        My daddy passed away today a few minutes after one P.M. Defying expectations, he survived over two days off the respirator, which makes perfect sense knowing how big his heart…

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    Lent- Day 25: Sorry Ms. Jackson.

        I was visited again today by Friend 2 from last week. Repeatedly throughout her visit, the conversation veered into some of the more difficult areas of life- illness, breakups and death.…

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    Lent- Day 24: Euphoria in aporia.

    A drawing of Soren Kierkegaard I did yesterday.     I haven’t been sleeping well the last few nights. My thoughts, during the day and night, are on my daddy, who’s been…

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    Lent- Day 5: My tears have been my food.

          “My dad is dying.”     Those words flashed through my mind and then hung, like weights, in my thoughts, in my heart, all day today.   My brother Joe…

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    Lent- Day 5: My tears have been my food.

          “My dad is dying.”     Those words flashed through my mind and then hung, like weights, in my thoughts, in my heart, all day today.   My brother Joe…

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    Lent- Day 3: A chasing after the wind.

      (Marie Claire)     Last week, as Kanye West’s post-Grammy rant went viral, my brother Joe sent me a simple text:     We can only wish that Kanye would stop…

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    Lent- Day 3: A chasing after the wind.

      (Marie Claire)     Last week, as Kanye West’s post-Grammy rant went viral, my brother Joe sent me a simple text:     We can only wish that Kanye would stop…