The Land of Tears

“It is such a secret place, the land of tears.” —Antoine de Saint-Exupéry,The Little Prince The land of tears is a place I’ve visited many times over my life; a strange and secret country, indeed. I could say it feels familiar, except that it doesn’t. Not quite. Each visit is unique, bringing its own sadness, regret, […]

Sisters, We’ve Got to Stand Together

Last night I reposted something my good friend Lisa Bevere posted on her Instagram. It was the well-known quote by Matthew Arnold, “If there ever comes a time when the women of the world come together purely and simply for the benefit of mankind, it will be a force such as the world has never […]

How is This My Life?

There are footballs on my favorite chair and a lunch kit on the closet floor. I can see discarded gift bags on the coffee table, smelly socks in the hallway, cleats on the couch and homework on the floor. There are dirty dishes in the sink and iphones charging on the counter. Textbooks, cereal boxes […]

I Want to be a Woman Who Sings

  There are two women in the story—two of them in the same boat. And such a strange and wonderful boat it was. One was young, very young. The other was older, maybe ten or even twenty years older. They were cousins the story tells us, distant cousins. Both of them were pregnant—unexpectedly, miraculously, stunningly pregnant. […]

Where Are You Hiding?

The memory is clear: six years ago, I was sitting behind the wheel of my car at an intersection close to my home, waiting for the light to turn green. I was singing along to a song on the radio: “… when you feel like you’re done And the darkness has won Babe, you’re not […]