Currently // June 2020: Dire Predictions and Unpleasant Truths

“Words of Emancipation didn’t arrive until the middle of June so they called it Juneteenth. So that was it, the night of Juneteenth celebration, his mind went on. The celebration of a gaudy illusion.”  ― Ralph Ellison, Juneteenth After the past three months of uncertainty, change, and fear I had hoped to settle into a new normalcy this June. Covid-19… Continue reading Currently // June 2020: Dire Predictions and Unpleasant Truths

Currently // May 2020: Getting Used To Life Again

“I’ve got sunshine on a cloudy dayWhen it’s cold outside I’ve got the month of May” — The Tempations, My Girl This May, much like the April and March before it, was both too short and too long, far too empty and far, far too full. There has been good news in the fight against… Continue reading Currently // May 2020: Getting Used To Life Again

Currently // April 2020: There Is No Normal

“April is the cruellest month, breeding Lilacs out of the dead land, mixingMemory and desire, stirringDull roots with spring rain.” — T.S. Eliot, The Waste Land April is my favorite month of the year. It’s the month I was born in and the month the earth and nature warm and begin to come alive again. April… Continue reading Currently // April 2020: There Is No Normal

Currently // March 2020: Everything Has Changed

“March is the Month of Expectation.The things we do not know—” — Emily Dickinson, March is the Month of Expectation March, typically, is one of the most boring months of the year. If it weren’t for the start of Spring and for the designation as Women’s History Month, March would be wholly unremarkable. But this… Continue reading Currently // March 2020: Everything Has Changed

Currently // December 2019: Warmth for the Body and the Soul

“It is December, and nobody asked if I was ready.”  ― Sarah Kay December for many is dull, dreary, and depressing. For others, it is the exact opposite, a time of brightness, warmth, happy memories and memory making. For me December typically falls into the former description. I’ve never liked the bitter temperatures or the… Continue reading Currently // December 2019: Warmth for the Body and the Soul

Currently // November 2019: A Month of Waiting for What Comes Next

“The world is tired, the year is old, The faded leaves are glad to die…”  ― Sara Teasdale, “November” Time flows strangely in November. The month passes slowly and then all at once it is here and gone and over. It is a month of waiting for what comes next. The time is spent in… Continue reading Currently // November 2019: A Month of Waiting for What Comes Next

Currently // October 2019: The Springtime of Death

“Although I was born in April, I’m quite certain I was not fully awake until October~”  ― Peggy Toney Horton, Stop the World and Get Off I have, and always have had, a love/hate relationship with the month of October. It’s a time of morbid beauty and dark reflections, a time of warm colors, cozy… Continue reading Currently // October 2019: The Springtime of Death

Currently // September 2019: All the Summer We Could Have

“We know that in September, we will wander through the warm winds of summer’s wreckage. We will welcome summer’s ghost.”  ― Henry Rollins This September contained all the summer I was able to have this year. After the wedding—after all the wedding planning—we needed to rest, and it took just about all of August to… Continue reading Currently // September 2019: All the Summer We Could Have

Currently // July 2019: Embarking on a Life

“My life, I realize suddenly, is July. Childhood is June, and old age is August, but here it is, July, and my life, this year, is July inside of July.”  ― Rick Bass July wore me out. It chewed me up, used me up, and spit me out disoriented and weak. It took all I… Continue reading Currently // July 2019: Embarking on a Life

Currently // June 2019: Emotion, Past, and Pain

“And what is so rare as a day in June? Then, if ever, come perfect days.”  ― James Russell Lowell Whereas the month of May flew by before I knew it, the month of June seemed to last and last. Perhaps it was because I held so tightly to it. Perhaps it was because there… Continue reading Currently // June 2019: Emotion, Past, and Pain