The Irrationality of Fear

Sometimes I let fear of the unknown control me. It’s like there’s a boggart in the closet and I’m afraid to go in there because I know he will assume the form of my biggest anxiety, because I know I will wilt in front of him, and I can’t admit to being that weak. Weakness … Continue reading The Irrationality of Fear

A Sort of Baptism

I grew up with women, a whole gaggle of them if you asked me back then because it felt that way. From the moment I emerged from the womb I was surrounded by enough estrogen to choke a horse (imagine that), so I’m no stranger to emotion, to such honest emotion that I’ve been comfortable … Continue reading A Sort of Baptism

Scattering Birds

“Birds scatter at the least provocation because it’s better to be wary and wrong than to be content and dead.” ~Theodicus Why do people disappear? Someone once told me that everyone is in your life for a season, and that some people’s seasons just last longer than others. If my life were a television show … Continue reading Scattering Birds

Complicated, Part 6

“I hate you and then I love you. It’s like I want to throw you off a cliff… then rush to the bottom to catch you.” The most complicated thing in the world is love, and if you think it’s not then you have never truly been in love. Love isn’t easy, even when you … Continue reading Complicated, Part 6