perfectly imperfect

Two Wednesdays ago, as I was looking for an image of Mu Qi’s “Six Persimmons” to attach to that week’s essay, I began typing “the six per…” into Safari’s search bar. The first suggested connection was “the six perfections.” The universe speaks in many ways. Like an embarrassed woman bumping into someone to whom you ...

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forgiveness or death

Posted by on Nov 12, 2010 in Books | No Comments

I googled forgiveness. I really needed to. Forty and just now arrived at the implosive conclusion that I had to get divorced, I was at an emotional precipice in 2004. With two beloved daughters, only five and not quite eight years old, I could clearly see how far we all could fall if I didn’t ...

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wrong the rights

“Six Persimmons.”  “No, Five.”  “No, SIX.”  “FIVE.”  “The SIX Persimmons.”  “FIVE PERSIMMONS… and no ‘THE’!” I was right. There were six. And, I was wrong. To even bother arguing about it. With a lover who was a gift and a wide-open door in my young life, no less. Oh, but I was the one who had taken the course on Asian ...

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