November 30, 2020

Bear

Light snow here in Ohio, and the weather report was mixed with grim coronavirus forecasts.

November 29, 2020

Leave

The holidays remind me that I don’t have the type of family that appears in commercials and television specials.

November 28, 2020

Tree

Domestic rituals of all kinds will be critical during this long winter.

November 27, 2020

Access

Sometimes I blame modern-day aesthetics for my difficulties. The optics seem wrong for devotion.

November 26, 2020

Gratitude

Tonight I am grateful because I have a safe place to sleep, food to eat, and the freedom to make my own decisions.

November 25, 2020

Ash

I miss the dopamine loop, the carrot and the stick, and the rhythm of stepping outside for five minutes after each page or paragraph.

November 24, 2020

Shop

I tuned into the voice looping over the P.A. system, struck by how it sounded simultaneously rational and insane.

November 23, 2020

Patterns

There was a time when people believed the stomach’s gurgles and rumbles belonged to the voices of the dead.

November 22, 2020

Stretch

We stopped at a rest area where a man stood on the grass, grinning at the moon.

November 21, 2020

Image

I read about a temple where an image is treated as the living incarnation of an infant god.

November 20, 2020

Walk

I often hear people say they feel as if reality is slipping away. But perhaps reality is becoming more evident.

November 19, 2020

Post

I found a rare picture of my mom young and smiling, caught beneath the overheated gloss of a 1970s photo.