The weeks following my great-aunt's passing were startling in their ordinariness. Or maybe turning back to the ordinary is how I cope. With no service to attend and no further instruction from my family members down south, I wiped my tears and turned my mind toward my controllables. And life, as it always seems to, … Continue reading and then, the weeks blurred
As of 6:28 AM, the Alabama Department of Public Health reported 32 coronavirus-related deaths in the state. One of them is—well, was—my great aunt. She was my late grandmother's younger sister. One of four girls in a family of eight. The grandmother of one of my favorite cousins. My heart breaks in anticipation of the … Continue reading one of thirty-two
I play down. I apologize. I don't know when this started. For example: the two hobbies that occupy the bulk of my time these days are studying astrology and writing A Song of Ice and Fire fanfiction. As I typed those words on the page, my brow cocked up. My inner voice asked "Are you … Continue reading who she thank she is?