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Notes on Beauty

Notes on Beauty

I am getting older. If you believe in science, which I do, then I guess we’re all getting older. The aging process for me has been underway for 35 years now, but I’ve only really become aware of it recently. My hands are starting to look like my mom’s. Things that were once firm and […]

A Voice of One Calling In The Wilderness: The Source of Power in <i>Wild</i>

A Voice of One Calling In The Wilderness: The Source of Power in Wild

In the film adaptation of Wild, Cheryl Strayed (played by Reese Witherspoon) reads the final stanza of “Power,” a poem by Adrienne Rich, on her first night hiking the Pacific Crest Trail. She died a famous woman denying her wounds denying her wounds came from the same source as her power These words, referring to […]