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Monthly Archive for November, 2015

Twice Redeemed

Redemption wears different faces. But mine mostly looks like this—his shoulder near hers, his ears relying on the speed of her tongue to make sense of the letters and words, her hands tilted, so that he can see the pages. Then…when she giggle-reads at the funny parts, his own laughter is sudden and full and together their […]

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To Finally See

There are days when I can’t do this. When I can’t keep the steam from hissing out both ears in stifled frustration. Days when I don’t understand how my son doesn’t understand. Days with the patience of lighted dynamite, when the two of us sit there, sharing a piano bench, me on the left, with my […]

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That One Halloween

When we think of past Halloweens, it will be harder to remember the year he was eight–the year braces were stretching his teeth this way and that–the year it rained from every direction for 48 hours except between 6-8 p.m. when the clouds parted for the stars and dry children scrambled door to door. But we’ll remember […]

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