Monthly Archives: February 2015

Symbolism

“I feel like I’m drowning,” she says. “These metaphors aren’t metaphors at all. A mariner series is just so on the nose.”

She doesn’t say naked, but that’s what she means. Art isn’t supposed to be our heart torn from our chest with one final … Read more

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Make a joyful noise

On car trips when I was a child, we listened to Roger Whittaker. Hours and hours of Roger Whittaker. Lionel Jeffries reading Winnie the Pooh, Sesame Street sing alongs, and Roger Whittaker. Otherwise, we heard music in church on Sunday. White people hymns: the burden … Read more

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How big is this story?

“So, what is this class you’re teaching today?” the kid asks.

“It’s a writing exercise. About things we talk around and write around. How you can puncture the scary things by naming them.”

“That sounds confusing. They should have me teach the class.”

“Yeah? What … Read more

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