Rainy Window

The Sound of Rain

I've missed the sound of rain and what it looks like when it's hitting my windshield and being wiped away and immediately reappearing. It's ironic that, all these years, my brain has never shut off.  It's been so full.  And yet, in answer to that fullness, I stuff it to the brim with news, music, … Continue reading The Sound of Rain

Wedding Rings

Turns Out I Really Am Selfish

The only other truly significant boyfriend I ever had, decades ago - who has had an enormous impact on my life - once told me that I am selfish.  I don't remember my age at the time - I was 16 or 17 perhaps - but I never forgot that.  For some years, I didn't … Continue reading Turns Out I Really Am Selfish

Family Tree Sketch on Scrap Paper

They Hate Me … Because They Love Me

  My family hates me.  And by family, I mean my cousins.  That's really all that's left, my cousins - my mother's brothers' children.  (I have no siblings except for: 1, the one I was hidden from; 2, the half-sister from another mother and her now-deceased brother.  This is a really long story I'm not … Continue reading They Hate Me … Because They Love Me