October 8, 2021

Fall Replay: 1979

In October 1979 my family emigrated from our small town in Switzerland. The story is about that time, Canadian lunch boxes, and crossing disorienting gaps.

Story: Levels of Light

“The essence of brightness is always elusive and hidden;  we live between endless layers of darkening and occasionally brightening veils.” John O’Donohue

Knowing can’t be blasted into being: blasts of light might shock the system and dredge up secrets but the effect is manufactured and often temporary; knots don’t magically untie at their revelation; and in response, and to protect  exposed tender roots we will often hide what moves us, to a deeper, murkier place.