Shower Cry Theory

Shower Cry Theory

It is my own personal belief that you are not truly sad unless you can successfully cry in the shower. You see, there's something about having warm tears purge from your eyes, rolling down, following the curves of your face, that contain the satisfying reassurance that yes, everything is, in fact, falling apart and, this is sadness.

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Irish Wake

Irish Wake

It's not customary to request a dance floor at the wake of a loved one but, in our family the word 'customary' is a term whose definition has been humorously rewritten so many times during the Dictionary game, that the standing definition is whatever summons a closed mouth smile.

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My Hometown

My Hometown

"Flight 1380, non stop to Newark, New Jersey"
I wake up just as we begin to descend over the brightly-lit grid that is North Jersey.

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Dogwoods on Granby

Dogwoods on Granby

"Noni died at 11:30 this morning. Sorry I tried to call you and Alison."
I receive these small, black words in a text message from my dad just after I put the car in park in front of the Valley Grocery.

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