Constellations

We chase the fading light of the longest day of the year for as long as possible, but the sun relents as the stars give way. From the passenger side of the childless car I look up at the pale blue, darkness pursuing us in the distance, and see the constellations faintly appear. I remember … Continue reading Constellations

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The Dance

We sit in the oncology wing of Georgetown and wait for my husband's name to be called. We both sip hot tea and busily avoid the reality that awaits us by reading articles on our iphones and sharing funny posts on facebook--anything to distract, to amuse, the lighten. It is Tuesday--hospital day--and soon we will … Continue reading The Dance