@saul "the bear" berenson I remember reading that essay, I loved it. Maybe I will have to read the book you mentioned.
Fuck yeah to this.
@isavedlatin It is part of a longer work that I referenced above. I And thank you.
@stonefruit Mom? Is that you?
Just kidding. Yes, I am in the middle of a second draft of a memoir. If you know anyone who wants it, let me know. And thank you. You are seriously nice.
@causedbycomma Not really. I was there for an hour, when I drove through with my mom once. We went to our old church. It was miserable. I wish I had something wiser to say. But I don't. People told me I looked the same. That was depressing.
I just read that op-ed and I was all, "Interesting and thoughtful. Okay." But then, I read this and I was all, "OOOHH RIGHT!" So, what I'm saying is Prince always makes things so much clearer. Love this.
This story is so perfectly at the intersection of health care, love, loss, cost and worth--where there are no easy answers. Thank you for writing it.
Well, at least we weeded out another crazy.
I love this. I think I'm raising a little you. Today she cried bc I refused to wear something not black. Anyway. I think part of my reason for hiding emotion is because all too often it's used against me. Students (I sometimes teach) see it as a sign of weakness and assume that they can exploit it. Employers use it as a reason to dismiss you. But I do understand the power of muchness and bearing witness. I sometimes volunteer at a woman's shelter where tears there have meant so much to me. Also, yay for Leslie Jamison and you.