Aunt Edith’s House

Aunt Edith’s House

The old woman we called Granny was my great grandmother, and Aunt Edith was her oldest child. Edith was born in Minnesota in 1894, probably near Lower Red Lake or Leech Lake. Granny's husband, Dr. George Davidson, was a physician with the Bureau of Indian Affairs and...

Granny

Granny

The old woman we called Granny was my mother’s mother’s mother, my mom’s grandmother and my great grandmother. Granny was born in Giles County, Tennessee, in 1872. She was 91 years old when I entered the first grade and died just five months shy of 100. She had white...

Camilo A Secas – Un Querer del Bueno

Camilo A Secas – Un Querer del Bueno

Then that same afternoon it was Florentino Ariza who saw the face of death when he received an envelope containing a strip of paper, torn from the margin of a school notebook, on which a one-line answer was written in pencil: 'Very well, I will marry you if you...

Low Ceilings – Grass is Greener

Low Ceilings – Grass is Greener

He is the god and yet his eye rests with concern on the human race, because the tender shoot of the individual can be crushed as quickly as that of a blade of grass. -- Søren Kierkegaard, Repetition The corn, the grass, the fragrance of the night, together with the...

Vary Landers – Uselessness

Vary Landers – Uselessness

We may define a disorder as any personal construction which is used repeatedly in spite of consistent invalidation. -- George A. Kelly, The Psychology of Personal Constructs (1955) If you always do what you’ve always done, you always get what you’ve always gotten. --...

William C. Jones – Only Love Can Stay

William C. Jones – Only Love Can Stay

Breathing in, I see myself as still water, a calm, clear lake in and around me. Breathing out, I reflect things just as they are, inside and around me. Breathing in, I see myself as the big blue sky, with lots of space in and around me. Breathing out, I feel very free...

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