The Spirit Within

My friend Rick and I used to play this goofy game, which involved picking out a stranger, at random, and launching into a creative, full-blown account of what we imagined their life to be. How bored must we have been? We’d fall into fits of giggles after deciding that the…

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Meegwetch, Releasing Judgement

Read the first part of this series: Frequencies Oh the vibes were heavy! Weighty, beyond somber, tragic and dark. I thought this was meant to be a “Celebration of Life”… Carrie’s life, which ended quite suddenly at the tender age of eighteen. On entering the hall and wading through this…

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Frequencies

I didn’t even know her. By the time we moved onto the street, Carrie was a teenager and already asserting her independence. She passed by me once, during one of our annual summer street parties, her purple hair waving as proudly as any freak-flag I’d ever known. She kind of…

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