Some pearls are never found. They hide under the sand on the ocean floor. No one knows they’re there. But the pearl knows. - Mike White, "Enlightened" The distance you feel between yourself and others, even those closest to you, will never go away. The human experience, at its core, is about that chasm; not … Continue reading You are your own secret
A few months ago, I fell out with a friend I grew close to in the last few years and have known since I was but a delightful and noisy nuisance at Tukombo Girls Secondary School, circa 2005-2008. She asked me to block a love interest who'd spurned her, in solidarity. I said no. I had no … Continue reading Were We Ever Even Friends to Begin With?
My best friend frequently finds excuses to come to my house when she suspects I am in the throes of a depressive episode season. Did you know the holidays are really hard on some of us? On Monday, she showed up with a hot dog, watched me eat it and while complaining about the heat, … Continue reading Day One
1. I go to my living room and act out scenes from my head that I may never write. I have this old stick from a retired broom that I use as a staff, sword or arrow. I have hit myself with it before. (A couple of Many times). 2. I wear "decent" or formal … Continue reading 21 Minor, Major Things