Webster defines a holding pattern as “a course flown by an aircraft while waiting for permission to land; a state of waiting or suspended activity or progress.” The weather was […]


Hamster on a wheel. Those are the words that came to mind as I awoke to the jarring sound of the alarm clock. I rolled over, trying to get my […]


We were only living there for five months. Five months of unknown, five months of transition, five months of waiting for my husband’s next career move to fall into place. […]


She takes me aside and in broken English she whispers, “Thank you for making me know I am not alone.” We were standing hand in hand and the sweat was […]


In 2012, when my 2-year-old son was diagnosed with leukemia, all our plans for the future were put on the back burner. That baby we were trying to conceive would […]


I was walking through a back alley in Old Delhi, India. Electric wire twisted and turned above me like jungle vines while street vendors stood in dark corners, trying to […]


“I feel like a cracked pot,” my roommate said through tears as she recounted a painful story. I sat on the floor beside her bed at a loss of how […]


Breaking Light

Dec 18, 2014 by

She’s sitting at a table lost in thought. I watch her for a moment before she looks up to find my face. We haven’t seen each other in months and yet it’s like no […]