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WAKING MEMORIES AND DREAM RESIDUE

Mercury is in retrograde, which is the only explanation I can find for this funky mental state. I keep having moments of chill clarity, somewhere between deja vu and memory. It happens unexpectedly, like a rainbow when there’s barely been a drizzle. Or maybe it’s more like those days when the air is impossibly clear […]

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TRAVEL, UNREQUITED LOVE & ALL INCLUSIVE VACATIONS

“Travel or vacation?” he asks. I stall, knowing I can’t possibly get the answer right. What am I being tested for? The act of choosing defines you. Like a signature drink or favorite song. Something cool and organic for the travelers. Vacation pop for the common folk, a secret shame and guilty pleasure. “I have […]

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WHEN WE COULD FLY

Do you remember that moment in childhood where you still barely believed you were magic? Reality was starting to leak in, first a trickle at two or three. Then a rising tide at four or five. But still you sandbagged it. Reality could be beat.  The right spell. The right star to wish on. The […]

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BLOOD FROM A STONE

Centuries old marble sculptures are like a lingering magic spell. Have you ever noticed how quiet it is in a museum? I think you are thinking what I’m thinking. Even though it’s an impossible thought for a rational adult to have. Let’s just confess to not blinking, and to holding our breath. How could we […]

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MEMENTO MORI

Of all the items I saw on display at the archaeological museum in Naples, this small skull carving recovered from the ruins of Pompeii, is my favorite. Our tour guide Hilaria told us it was a decorative item, typically placed on a table during a feast. Particularly as you celebrate. Memento Mori. Remember Death Whose […]

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