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Halloween one

October 31, 2013


“You have forever ruined mermaids for me.” One Friday morning in late October of 2008, I got a completely unexpected text from DK. (Neither of us were big texters then; we very rarely exchanged them. More’s the pity we didn’t keep it at that in the following years.) He would be finishing up an appointment […]


October 22, 2013


November 8, 2011 is probably the biggest red letter day in my relationship with DK. I think even more so than the dreadful January day in 2008 when I learned that he was not the single father I believed him to be, but a (apparently) happily married man. That was a very bad day. November […]

Soap box

August 22, 2013


I’m building a soap box. I’m going to be climbing upon it soon. 

The silvery moon

August 20, 2013


Before I locked up the house last night, I stood outside for a time and looked up at the waxing moon. I remembered texts from DK one autumn evening, telling me how beautiful the dusk sky was as he drove to West Texas.  I remembered another day, another year, as I walked home from a […]

Like a duck

July 30, 2013


In love, I am like a duck. Once I have made that rare, diaphanous connection with another, looked into his eyes and seen myself, that’s it: I’m imprinted.  I’m not fickle and I don’t discard people. When I bond with someone, it is with Gorilla Glue. DK is more like a Bonobo.

Perhaps, the beginning of the end

July 22, 2013


I spent the weekend with a friend at a beautiful lake house a couple of hours northeast of Dallas. The house, set in a thicket alive with birds and deer, overlooked the lake. We sat on the dock each evening to watch the sun sink into the water. I don’t remember the last time I […]

Infinite loneliness

July 7, 2013


Infinite loneliness and the sometime feeling of being so small, so insignificant– two of the longer-lasting gifts DK left with me. I am not sure which is greater. Perhaps they are the same thing. related posts: After Hours From above Midnight glitter