It’s Complicated: Love for Grown Folks

I didn’t understand what love would be like. Not love for grown-folks.  How could I really?  Love isn’t something you can understand until you are in the thick of it. And then sometimes it’s hard to parse out exactly what you should be doing, when and how you should draw lines, chart new directions, rely... Continue Reading →

Belonging

Late Sunday afternoon, one of my favorite customers popped into the bookstore to grab a book she'd put on hold. She's one of those people who radiates down-to-earth, good energy. She's a joy to be around. In fact, when I'm around her, I feel like I belong. That's a pretty radical, earth-shifting gift: to make... Continue Reading →

Flashlights & Love

Our first Valentine's Day together, Simon got me a flashlight. Oh, he got me some red roses, too. But the flashlight was the main present. He wanted me to be prepared, just in case. This is his way, laying a path and making way for my independence, nurturing my strength. But I didn't know that... Continue Reading →

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