Bomb Shelter

People often make the assumption that parents deserve our utmost respect and attention no matter their shortcomings or misdeeds.  I believe I must be in the minority of people that strongly disagree.  For example, it is my personal opinion that the mere act of giving birth to someone does not make one a true mother.  … Read more

Seven

“We are born of love; love is our mother.” – Rumi If only these words rang true for me. I have never known a mother’s love. What I received from my mother was toxic, poisonous and, if absorbed, sure to destroy any semblance of self worth I had managed to gather while growing up in … Read more

Falling Away From the Past

As New York City finally got its first dose of Autumn weather—nearly mid-way to Winter—people on social media began posting cute little memes with inspirational quotes about the true meaning of the season. I went back to look for one in particular, but I either (a) imagined it or (b) continue to be disorganized.  The … Read more