Our lives are shaped by a series of stories, each with its own narrative arc. We leave home and welcome people to our home; we enter our reproductive years and leave them; we end one piece of our life’s work and begin another. Endings and beginnings are bittersweet—we celebrate each with the awareness of the other.
Endings & Beginnings
She and I sat next to one another on a small wooden bench outside of the mikveh preparation room with a box of tissues and a cup of water between us. Our voices bounced off against the silent, tiled...
An amazing thing happened a few days ago. I was enjoying my lunch in the break room of the retail store I help to manage when one of my colleagues came rushing into the room. “Erika!” he exclaimed...