Homage to Mary Oliver

Recoiling, still-swollen heart stitched up from past hurts rent in two again, my soul knew without prescription what it lacked, what would slake its anemic thirst. And so, four years ago, I carved out time to spend hours and days in the library nestled on a hill: its small, dark wood and brick interior teeming … Continue reading Homage to Mary Oliver

Sorrow’s Pendulum

In school, we learn the concept of Newton’s Third Law: that every action has an equal and opposite reaction. What if this law of physics has a spiritual counterpart, and what does that mean in terms of the weight of adversity in our lives? I work part-time for a weekly television broadcast as a music … Continue reading Sorrow’s Pendulum