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Living between selves.

While browsing in a used bookstore, I found two books by Doris Lessing. In one, The Four-Gated City, she describes her famous Martha Quest character as “competently incompetent.” On arriving in London from South Africa: 499 more words

Introvert

God Bless Middle-aged Daughters

As I walk into the skilled nursing center where Mom is rehabilitating, I see other women like myself and think, “God bless middle-aged daughters.”

We’re the sensible, competent women who make it all happen. 315 more words

Family

Searching for a viewpoint

literally!

The M65 runs for 28 miles from Preston to Colne . It’s quite a nice motorway for scenery, when it isn’t raining. I live near one end and work at the other, however, I don’t really know the bits in between the junctions that I join/exit. 519 more words

Random thoughts about inhabiting space.

Being out of the physical space that enclosed me for 19 years means that I have to find another ‘enclosure.’ At first, I thought this enclosure would be another house or apartment. 591 more words

Introvert

Floating in open space.

I have been exploring freedom my whole life. I guess you could say that being free is my religion. In the US, freedom has come to mean the freedom to buy and own stuff, and then to sit in a space where you can admire it or show it off to others. 637 more words

Introvert

This time, figuring it out for myself

So I’m losing weight now (for all of 5 days! such an expert!) on a version of a protein-sparing modified fast. I feel good, and it seems to be working.   563 more words

Little surprises!, and thinking'fast'

Only 1 run this week.Last Sunday we went on a long family walk which was lovely. This week, including travel time, I’ve put in 60 hrs at work, so no time for running until today. 665 more words

Fitness