The Migration

The wind gathers and pulls at my tattered skirts as I turn my face into the December rain. I hate this weather but it’s as familiar to me as these heather-strewn hills. I am of this place. Across the lake, a gaggle of Canadian geese suddenly take flight, their rapturous cackle drowning out the soft […]

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A Winter’s Tale

The winter always seems to remind me of my age and this year, I’m feeling it more than usual. My tired bones ache in new ways and there is a heaviness to my body that I’m not familiar with. Just fourteen weeks after the birth of my third son, I know with some certainty that […]

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