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The Necklace

At Thanksgiving I received a beautiful gift. My aunt, the one whom we croned, gave me a silver necklace shaped like a dancer.  One arm is raised above her head, the other stretches across her body.  She is leading with her shoulder, her torso arched.  Her dress ripples in a silver breeze. I have to … Continue reading

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Giving Thanks

I went home for Thanksgiving for the first time in five years. It was also the first time in about six or seven years that my mom’s whole side of the family had been together. There’s nothing in the world like that all-togetherness. I am so thankful for living abroad, but also for the freedom … Continue reading