Flashback: a Promise, Left on a Park Bench in the Frost

As¬†I write these words, Winter is having its last gasp. ¬†Fat white flakes swirl, caught in the golden cones streaming from the¬†streetlights. ¬†Once again — when we’re all hungering¬†so fiercely¬†for Spring — the world¬†erases itself into white. And yet: ¬†Winter cannot last. If you’re finding that hard to believe today, please know that I dug […]

Five Little Reminders for You, on Valentine’s Day

True story? For almost a decade now, I’ve slept with my body curled tight against my husband’s.  I’ve woken to his heartbeat, and shared in his dreams.  We have every reason to celebrate, but still:  I have some very mixed feelings about Valentine’s Day. I don’t know why, but this year I’ve felt painfully aware of how the […]