What is communication anyway? It’s certainly not a direct line From my mouth to your ears. If your eyes wander And your heart is closed like iron. And a feeling of unease is Communicated through the air like disease. I cough up disdain; You breathe in mistrust.
LOVE EVERYONE. But know what love is. Know that love is not joy. Love is not sex. Love is not patronizing. Love is not easy. Love is a choice. Maybe sometimes you and the one you love have built something, cared for it, nurtured it, dusted off its smooth hard surfaces, opened its cupboards and […]
It’s funny how mile markers make a difference. I teach Spanish to four-year-olds at the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh. When I started this job a year ago, and even four, five, six months in, I had Imposter Syndrome like the dickens. My Spanish wasn’t good enough, I sucked at marketing, I didn’t know how to […]
When I see a runner pummeling down the sidewalk in the September heat, I think to myself, what must it be like to have that– to have the self-knowledge that, whatever else you may or may not be, you are a runner. I have to remind myself that I do have that self-knowledge: I am […]
What if the Tower of Babel was a blessing? What if no one spoke the same language, and everyone had to communicate in a third? What if instead of spending our time selecting the most searing and potent words in our own language to use in argument against our neighbor, we had to muddle our […]