Reflecting on loss and identity.
By obsessively documenting my emotions, I wasn’t really feeling them.
Skeptics called her hoodoo woman, witch, rootworker, conjurer, but the women knew her.
I didn’t know how much I’d have to learn from her.
It carries stories and souls.
Maybe if we sit here long enough we’ll get a glimpse.
Joy by way of Istanbul and thank-you notes.
Three entries on friendship: wanting it and finding it.
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