It took 15 minutes before Michelle finally believed her sister, Francie, who called to report that she got married over the weekend. Part of the problem was that Michelle had never met her new brother-in-law. She didn't even know his name. Francie only ever referred to him as her "Mexican Gum Drop". He was 10 … Continue reading the price of love
thoughts on mckinley’s deerskin
Robin McKinley's novel, Deerskin, is loosely based on the Charles Perrault fairytale, Donkey Skin. In both stories, a beloved king wants to marry his daughter. His daughter runs away, works menial labor in disguise, and finds love with a prince from another kingdom. Perrault's Donkey Skin contains key elements found in other fairy tales. In … Continue reading thoughts on mckinley’s deerskin
love over misophonia
It's shocking how much love you can feel for a pet. And how much they can teach you. Among the many things my little dogs have taught me is that I likely have misophonia which a strong reaction to sound, usually a specific sound. I'm guessing mouth noises comprise the bulk of sounds that drive … Continue reading love over misophonia
When the nightingale sleeps, she wanders over a shifting desert, her bare feet in a moving embrace before, burning hot, the sand won't release. She falls, her face kissed by golden grains that she breathes in with forced affection until her lungs are full of love.