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What if I don’t want to go back to normal?

What if I don’t want to go back to normal?

  resurrect verb res·​ur·​rect | \ ˌre-zə-ˈrekt  \ resurrected; resurrecting 1: to bring back to life 2: to bring to view or into use again (^THIS!!)   What do we want this all to look like when it’s “over?” (PS: that’s gonna take some time, y’all.)  ...
Things Can Still Change

Things Can Still Change

It’s finally fall in Central Texas. Months of relentless heat have finally begun to lift. There’s a palpable lightness to the atmosphere, to people’s demeanors, to the world around us. Things have finally begun to change. I’ve spent most of my life in the Central and...
Resurrection Takes Time

Resurrection Takes Time

If only it took a mere 3 days. I love spring. I love Eastertime. I love how the earth (in the US at least) seems to wake back up. At home in Texas, chilly mornings usually give way to an unnecessary sweater tied around my hips by noon. The shoulders and medians on the...
How Quietly We Go To War

How Quietly We Go To War

I love this photo. I have never said that about a photo of myself. Ever. I love it because I’m learning to finally love the whole person in it. I didn’t share it to get everyone to “like” it or tell me it’s great. I shared it because for me, it’s an act for...
Momentum & Drag

Momentum & Drag

We can’t escape them and they’re inextricably tethered. Momentum refers to the quantity of motion that an object has. Momentum can be defined as “mass in motion.” Since I was a little girl, I can remember noticing that when I learned something new, like...
We’re Growing A Forest of Redwoods

We’re Growing A Forest of Redwoods

Lately I’ve been wrestling with a low level feeling of despair. It’s not the kind of crippling depression where you can’t get anything done; it’s more of a low-level background hum that never quite goes away, like a cough that you just can’t seem to shake. I think it...