Having hope in the dark

“Souls survive on hope in the absence of physical evidence. Not the naive hope that everything will be hunky-dory, exactly as life used to be, but the hope that assures us, when things seem darkest, that although it doesn’t look that way now, something else is also true, as one survivor put it to me.” –…

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My own age of enlightenment

In college I bought an old, brown, worn-out leather journal (typical hipster move) and wrote in it often.  As Hayden and I packed up our things to move a few days ago, I flipped through those pages full of messy handwriting that have been shut for so long.  The first chunk of pages were rambles…

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The paperback escape

While awaiting my surgery to remove endometriosis, a million thoughts spun around my head every day.  I was worried about the dangers of surgery and on top of that, I was pretty confined to my home and a chair because of my pain.  For as long as I can remember the best way to distract myself from…

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