To the Very Committed People

Trigger Warning: Contains references to depression and suicide. To the very committed people who have loved me quietly despite my ups and downs and darknesses and distances, thank you. Thank you, thank you, thank you for being there, when I know it would have been easier not to be. Thank you for letting me fall […]

The Minty Periphery, Part One: Penelope

Have you ever had a connection to someone–any old kind of connection–that you can’t really explain or make sense of, but you can’t seem to shake, either? …Sorry. Let’s start this again. Have you ever tried growing mint? I might not strike most people as the gardening type. And, well, today, as it stands, I’m […]

Dear Mercury

Sometimes friendship isn’t complicated. Sometimes it’s as simple as a sandpit on a playground where we were building a village in the dirt. While I built row after row of little round houses, Mercury was building a garden center. We had never met before, and I can still remember her quiet concentration as she transplanted […]