Journal

self forgiveness

I've been revisiting a book I keep on my shelf, When Faith Feels Fragile. Upon taking it up again, I remembered why I kept it in all my decluttering; the short, poignant chapters are easy to digest, and keep with you. I'm not sure if the speaker at today's work-at-home workshop had re-reading good books in mind… Continue reading self forgiveness

Art Therapy

unsightly

The original draft of this piece was a comment on how some cases of child abuse get erased or ignored in favor of cases that are of a "high percentage", furthers someone's agenda, or are just plain unsightly. In light of #MeToo, I switched gears a little bit. The words here are only a scratch… Continue reading unsightly

Journal

gaudete

"Gaude! Gaude! Emmanuel nascetur pro te Israel! Rejoice! Rejoice! Emmanuel shall come to you, O Israel!" Another Gaudete Sunday, another day where the priest insists his pink vestments are "rose" (artist note: rose is a darker and more magenta shade of pink than that light pastel pink you have on, Father #sorrynotsorry). It's a bright color for… Continue reading gaudete

Journal

grapes & thorns

Remember how I said I did a sexual assault exam for the police? Well, in addition to that, I also had to do a psychological exam this past February, with a psychologist who specializes in those types of exams instead of my doctor (aka my therapist; I was feeling bad for not referring to him by his proper title).… Continue reading grapes & thorns