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[FRAGMENT] Worn Stories

I’ve written before about Istanbul and about my body becoming home when home was thousands of miles away. But I recently wrote a little essay about the shoes that got me across that city and across my fears of loneliness, and it was published by the very cool blog/project, Worn Stories, which was also published as […]

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[FRAGMENT] Summer Rain

Today I woke up to rain. Or, at the very least, an excuse for rain in this drought-ridden California. Light drops fell in a hazy sheet from the gray sky, dirt turning dark and vibrant. It didn’t last long, but for those few hours I was transported to a different time and place. I left […]

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[FRAGMENT] Mariachis

* There are moments in life that are too beautiful in their imperfection to leave to the whim of memory. Last week my sisters and I stayed in Sayulita, Mexico, where life is slow, people are happy and a carefree lifestyle adds a rosy hue to the crumbling, colorful streets. There was much imperfection in the way […]

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[FRAGMENT] Jalama Sounds

  * We camped at Jalama Beach on our way down to Joshua Tree, where the campsites are steps away from the surf-able cove of mid-California ocean. Beside our site was a lush marsh turned sound bank at sundown. Chanting frogs and ebbing ocean and hungry campfire flames: An orchestra of rising and falling night odes to sleep […]

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