Author Archives: dlnightingale

Voices

It is startling how even a single word written on a page gives long-deceased authors eternal life. These words, heavy and textured, evoking in each of us a different color, memory, or flood of memories, which we pour forth from … Continue reading

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Silken Threads

In the night I hear the caterpillars crunching and the plants creaking, and I watch as a caterpillar in the shadows silently weaves a nearly invisible web with thin, silk thread to hold herself to as she continues to understand … Continue reading

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Grace

I love how some clouds, just a rare few, seem to bloom outwards as the wind carries their draped edges out from a single epicenter, and the evening sunlight catches upon their ruffled edges and glows and dances, catching your … Continue reading

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Tasting Tears

I think one of the most beautiful things we do is Cry. The rising up of waters and fire from our bosom is a remarkable experience every time, so strange that I too sometimes find myself struggling to keep it down, as … Continue reading

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Twenty-Six

I do not know how prevalent this is, but I am always shocked how just a couple months before my birthday I suddenly realize I am ready to be that age. I suppose I am still at that age where … Continue reading

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An Appeal for Patience

As a fellow driver I wish to make a gentle appeal that we all be more patient and tolerant. I have been witness to a recent spree of various drivers getting fiercely angry at those in front of them regardless … Continue reading

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A Southern Californian Christmas

As a native southern Californian I have always dreamed of a White Christmas. But two years ago, after returning from a lovely internship and adventure in upstate New York, I became exasperated searching for conifers and hollies to spark up our home … Continue reading

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