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Growing up, we didn’t shop for great deals in those days immediately following Thanksgiving. There was no risking of life-and-limb in a mad dash at WalMart. No, we had our own death-defying experience right in the comfort of our own home. It began right here, while balancing cardboard boxes, swollen with Christmas finery, down this narrow throat […]
She wrote upside-down on the stationery, and she apologized for the mistake. But in truth, her upside-down words were the most right-side-up words I had read in a long time. Her name was Paula. She wrote me the letter more than a decade ago, and it covered two sides of her notecard. I found it while cleaning our filing cabinets the […]
Dear Daughters, So let’s start with the startlingly obvious: You are loved fiercely. That’s where it all begins and ends — and begins again. With love. I want paint that truth on your hearts and under your eyelids so you never forget. In a world where people are unfriended with the click of a mouse, […]
It was bedtime, half-past-too-late. And the moon floated high in the velvet December heavens. A mama snuggled next to her daughter, before bedtime prayers, and she asked the questions — “Do you remember that year, when you had your birthday party? The one at the roller-skating rink?” Yeah. The girl remembered. How could she forget? […]
So, I’ve been having this dream. And in the dream, there’s a long table stretching out under an open sky. The heavens are coated with stars, so many that we don’t need to light the ivory tapers that I twisted into those crystal holders. The table is covered in a white cloth that blows in […]