Musings about life, writing, and society at large. Reflections include thoughtful posts on a wide range of topics.

It All Comes Back to Trauma

How does childhood and adolescent trauma shape our outlooks, our life choices, and our personalities? Do we ever get away from it? Through therapy… time… self-medicating…? Or do we evolve with it, living life and folding in new experiences, thinking we’ve moved on until we catch sight of an old trauma from another angle and

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Learning from Flowers

The other day, a friend dropped some surprise gifts and flowers on my porch. It was a lovely gesture during this time of social distancing. I smiled each time I caught sight of the bouquet, learning from the flowers as they settled into my home. The flowers I received are tulips, which I haven’t had

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