The other day a friend sent me a quote that I really liked from writer Elizabeth Gilbert. It goes: "Dear Ones –
Years ago, when I was going through a really hard time, a friend of mine who was a naturalist gave me some beautiful advice about how to best take care of myself.
He told me, “When an animal in the wild has been injured, it has only two strategies for how to heal itself: It can rest, or it can go to the water. Right now, try to do as much of both as possible.”
It's been too long since I updated this website. Here is a piece I wrote and read last August at a reading at BooksActually. :) Mis-recognition How do we recognize ourselves? It’s in the scabs we absentmindedly pick again and again, the direction that we intuitively cross our aching legs, the must of old clothes, forgotten; lost –and found again in the back of a childhood cupboard. One day, you wake and nothing much changed. The world outside has remained exactly the same, bu