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The Witch and the Village

The Witch and the Village

If you had asked me this question (pick a number any number) eighteen months ago, I would have said the former. It is the witch's choice. They choose the solitude, the quiet, the pack-less howling. The witch chooses the fringe and the forest, because that is where they flourish. With plants over people and soil over stones. But now I'm not so sure.

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Praying at the Altar of Maybe

Praying at the Altar of Maybe

Places I've turned to, to figure out how to do this having a business thing, tell me I shouldn't use 'maybe' or 'perhaps' in my communications, because I need to look Certain and an Expert and I tried, I really did, but I pray at the alter of maybe every morning and perhaps hold my hand as a gaze at the moon. As I lay down in bed at night my body curls into a question mark, because all I do is wonder and ponder.

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Climbing Hills We've Climbed Before

Climbing Hills We've Climbed Before

And a week later I was still walking around feeling like crap over all this. Or rather, I was angry. Definitely not at the people that left, because I'm all for unfollowing and unfriending if that's what you need. So I reckoned that surely I was just burning with the righteous indignation over living in a society that upholds heteronormative structures. You know, as one does. Except it felt different this time.

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Vijf duurzame swaps en een onverwachte gevoel van geaardheid

Vijf duurzame swaps en een onverwachte gevoel van geaardheid

Ik vind het soms moeilijk me geaard te voelen in dit leven. Hoe groot onze focus en aandacht ook is op stabiliteit en rust in dit huis, de wereld voelt vluchtig. Regelmatig scroll ik door social media zonder daadwerkelijk te kijken naar wat er onder mijn duim voorbij vliegt en zodra dat een beetje begint te vervelen kan ik doorschieten naar de volgende app. Er is eindeloze entertainment die om onze aandacht vraagt en, zeker in deze rare tijd van een pandemie, is contact met vrienden meer korte digitale berichten dan gewoon zitten met een kop thee.

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