Category: Reactions + Behavior

Get Up From The Table

You have to learn to get up from the table when love is no longer being served. -Nina Simone There is a difference between the physical act of listening and the active experience of hearing. I write, so that people may listen. Listen to…

Beautiful and Terrible

Somewhere out in the darkness, a phoenix was singing in a way Harry had never heard before: a stricken lament of terrible beauty. And Harry felt, as he had felt about phoenix song before, that the music was inside him, not without: It was…

Dread the Conversation

I dread the conversational “How many children do you have?” asked so eagerly, so innocently.  Nor did I realize how often people feel compelled to ask it. Woven into the fabric of small talk, along with the weather and where are you from and…

The Right to Grow

We do not grow absolutely, chronologically. We grow sometimes in one dimension, and not in another; unevenly. We grow partially. We are relative. We are mature in one realm, childish in another. The past, present, and future mingle and pull us backward, forward, or…

Leave Them There

You have to meet people where they are, and sometimes, you have to leave them there. -Iyanla Vanzant We talk, about what it will be like “After.”  After this baby is born.