Know Thyself

My unhealed self interprets my children’s self confidence as monstrous. Only a monster could own their own desires and love themselves, right? My mind can’t comprehend a world in which it’s okay to be the only person in the room who likes something, or feels a certain way. By contrast, I have devoted the better […]


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Putting My Best Foot Forward

E said to me, “your voice hasn’t been as excited-y lately.” I thanked him for noticing. I apologized for my current lack of enthusiasm and promised to be more excited about things. “Don’t worry,” he said. “I like you better this way.” So apparently low-level depression is my best side. Cool. Cool cool cool.

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