Wow. Chris in the mornings, from Northern Exposure, was right. Being human is a complicated gig. We’ve all been there. I sit on the perch of being 54 years old, & feeling despair is not new. Neither is feeling joy, loneliness, depression, elation, holiness, worthlessness, hopelessness, remorse, apathy, self-loathing followed by self-love — all of the above in in the span of one day! (Maybe I should change my meds?) But in all seriousness, owning all of yourself, your shame, humiliation, mistakes (lord, so many, many mistakes!) & things I got right, some even on purpose, ain’t easy. But I am no politician. I do it.

Thank you for the tremendous & the tremendously well-written article. I’m saving it & sending it to all my friends. ‘Cause we’re all human.

Writer and storyteller, immigrant, wife, mom, knitter, collector of jokes, lover of cheap, sweet wine.

Writer and storyteller, immigrant, wife, mom, knitter, collector of jokes, lover of cheap, sweet wine.