Abbe’s Ruminations – November 2022

Abbe’s Ruminations – November 2022

Can you see me? I’m not very tall. I’ve been that way since day one. Although when you’re born, no one thinks about that. They’re enthralled by the pudgy cheeks, the dimple, and that you were born with eyebrows and curls. No one ever notices height. Can you hear me?...
Abbe’s Ruminations – October 2022

Abbe’s Ruminations – October 2022

When the dark set in, I waited petrified as the white of light moved into night. I’m not sure when the fear came to me or why, but it coincided with my parents moving me out of a shared bedroom with my sister into the redone den. I’d read into the late hours, or I’d...
Abbe’s Ruminations – September 2022

Abbe’s Ruminations – September 2022

I remember at age five walking in our new neighborhood with my 6 ½ year older sister. I had the idea of knocking on the neighbors’ doors and asking if they had any kids we could play with. Nothing like announcing yourself, taking a risk, and not even knowing it....
Abbe’s Ruminations – August 2022

Abbe’s Ruminations – August 2022

Even when you step into life, chances taken aren’t always the ones you expect. The milestones in our life seem to have a plan with rules and the normal roles expected of us. I’m one for structure but I need flexibility within it. How to say yes, how to say no, on what...
Abbe’s Ruminations – July 2022

Abbe’s Ruminations – July 2022

My mother gifted me a cultured pearl necklace, one that sat just below the indention of the “V” of my neckbone. Round pearls, symmetrical, shiny with the promise of worlds that opened to my future. I accepted them with reluctance, that I hope I didn’t reveal. Pearls...
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