Wreck

My son was in a car #wreck last month. He is okay--I find myself having to rush to say that for other people's benefit as well as my own, as if each time I say the words they stop the nightmare from returning. The nightmare where I wake up sobbing from being told he isn't okay at all, where the #wreck is worse than it was.-- via @CStreetlights

My son was in a car wreck last month. He is okay–I find myself having to rush to say that for other people’s benefit as well as my own, as if each time I say the words they stop the nightmare from returning. The nightmare where I wake up sobbing from being told he isn’t okay at all, where the …

I Discovered Secrets, Family, and Promises in My Palm

#Secrets #Family #Palm

She took both my hands into hers, looking at them intently before tapping the right one saying, “This one.” Her aged and milky brown eyes traced the lines traveling along my right palm, her fingers gently tracing the life I’ve held there. Finally, finished reading the secrets held in my hand, my aunt let go of my hand and looked …

Peaches & Control

#Peaches #Control

Oh I do believe there is no other more seductive word in the world than “control”. I love to be in control — of myself, the environment, of situations around me.  I need control in order to function. Much of this has to do with my personality.  Much has to do with being a sexual assault survivor.  Regardless of where …