Catch The Wind

From inside the car, safely enclosed in glass and metal, all was calm. All was peaceful, the sun sinking silently below the horizon. But outside, violent gusts of an onshore wind crumbled set after set of waves before me. Layer upon layer of sand was peeled back and a million tiny separate grains scurried over […]

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The Post-It Protest

“You are glorious.” A little orange Post-It note hung neatly near the top of the full-length mirror in the women’s bathroom. A few days later, “You are BEAUTIFUL!” appeared on a yellow note across from it, scrawled in different handwriting. For the moment the women in my office building stood in front of that mirror–presumably […]

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No Vacancy

Sometime in the midst of both the aching and the sulking, the tears and the epiphanies, I found The New York Times article with the provocative title and I asked myself, “Am I introverted, or just rude?”

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Fueled By Kind

“Hey! Excuse me! Excuse me!” He was waving to get my attention. I shouldn’t have left my windows down. Especially at a stoplight! What was I thinking? “Miss, excuse me!” He’s not letting up. Turning slowly to face him through my half cracked passenger window, I replied in a tone much too chipper, overcompensating for […]

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