Monthly Archives: June 2011
When I was about 20, after leaving an ugly environment I’d put myself in, I had an awakening. A spiritual awakening. One where I felt God in every thought, moment, blink of my eye. At the time, I liked to get stoned and read the Bible. That was when the experience began to seep into my muddied soul, revealing an inner source of love. Words didn’t need to be formed. Emotions flowed with clarity as if on a zip line [...]
Winter night. Joe tells me he wants to show me his favorite place. Hearing that he’s gonna share it with me is better than the spot itself. It’s a short drive from his house. We park my little Dodge Rampage and overlook hills covered in snow hazily lit by a muted moon. It’s like a blank canvas waiting to be painted with our dreams.
It is quiet. Soft silence, moments that last forever.
We smoke a bowl.
He listens to me [...]
This week’s memoir prompt asked you to dig deep to find what, from your childhood, you still know from heart.
Engrained in my memory, in alphabetical order, are the, “fifty nifty United States from thirteen original colonies.” That’s right. Admittedly, I couldn’t point to where they all are on a map. But I can name all of America’s majestic states from A to Z thanks to my wide-mouthed 4th grade music teacher Mrs. Malowitz. I think that was her name. [...]