Monthly Archives: February 2016

The fallow to the harrow/Let me cry

I’ve used this face before. It is the careworn defiance face, a self-portrait of the wife of the patient, taken mid-December 2011.  Mark and I had been through hell, and we were so tired. If we’d known how few rivers we … Continue reading

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Pocket Lent: ashes

. This is the truth. Everything is not going to be okay.  Some things will be okay. Some things will not. How will you love yourself, in the meantime, that’s what matters. That’s the lesson. . . .

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Ellie-gy

[Update 2/10/2016: Ellie Oben passed away yesterday. At her request, in lieu of flowers, donations may be made to a college fund for her 6-year-old son: Ellie’s Legacy: Jalen]  .  . A week ago, my friend and teacher Ellie, who’s been … Continue reading

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