Open Heart

Surgeons call it scar tissue – the telltale sign of damage and repair. It is what remains when we have been hurt and healed. It is the something left behind. My journey began there, about a year ago, with scar tissue that had been carefully woven over time and was sitting heavily across my heart. […]

Spatial Anomaly

“Have you had a gunshot wound?” “Do you have metal pins, screws, plates or staples?” “Have you been fitted with artificial limbs?” It could be worse, I think to myself as I check the boxes: No, No, No. On the way to Yale’s MRI Center we passed the Smilow Cancer Center and I think: it […]

Weathering the Storm

Red sky at night, sailor’s delight. Red sky in the morning, sailor’s warning. If you doubted a storm was coming, the sky on Monday morning was a tell-tale sign. Sandy was fast approaching. The breath of the One breathes in us. It’s OK to be messed up, to feel small and sad and hurt with […]