Photo by Huy Phan on Unsplash

Plants make everything better,

a reminder that our self-absorbed human hearts aren’t all there is.

So do candles

and calendars that give us the illusion of control.

A nice sofa from which to observe stories outside of ourselves (no need for the stories to be real — we’re moved by them all the same), read, work, nap, talk, make out.

A tiny rocking chair for a tiny human

who refuses to sit in it the way it’s meant to be sat in,

preferring instead to use it as an integral part of

fort architecture

or a jumping-off point for all her gymnastics fantasies.

Rabble-rouser. Praying atheist. US writer and translator in Mexico. Enthusiastic decorator and muralist.

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