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Category: Personal Essay

Writing with Patience

Yesterday I read old journals from the 90’s. At that time, my partner and I owned a French dinner restaurant and our three children were then teens and one pre-teen. We were busy! Busy with homework, the children’s sports and dance attendance, and especially with running a restaurant. Overwhelming. Mostly because we wanted to be successful, with both the restaurant and with our kids. My parents were involved. They and two other couples helped us with our start capital. It all seemed great and real; after all, my partner was… Read more Writing with Patience

Words Flying

Coming back from a quick trip to Seattle to attend an Art Opening of RUNES REVEALED Nordic5Arts Exhibit in which I have a piece, I spend my two hours flying writing words. And how the words fly across the pages. I’m writing down my thoughts on a new idea for a short piece of prose. I want to write about the three rooms I’ve had on my own since childhood. my very first own room when I was twelve until fourteen (then we moved) my second own room when I was fourteen… Read more Words Flying

GENDER TALK

Twenty years ago my husband asked for a picture of me. I went to a professional photographer to have a picture taken; however, how could I represent myself through one picture? With all that I do; with all that I am? Therefore, I brought four different outfits to represent the full person that I am (the perception of me, whether by myself or by others). THE WIFE/LOVER – THE MOTHER – THE CAREER WOMAN – THE ARTIST Split identity? Not really. Just facts about being a woman. I am still… Read more GENDER TALK