Monthly Archives: March 2015

Anatomy of a sadness

I am sad today. It’s a distinct feeling.  I’m not writing this to incite any pity party-type feelings, because that’s gross. I’m writing for a) the clarity and b) to feel a little less alone. One strange thing about sadness, … Continue reading

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On a loss:

“I just feel we’re between calls.  He’s away from his desk and can’t email me right now. He’s not home from work yet, he’s on the beach–he can’t get reception.  I don’t feel he’s died.  I still imagine him being … Continue reading

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Notes to self

1. You are doing a really good job. This is something I started saying to myself, frequently out loud, in the month or so before I left to do my fieldwork in Uganda.  Certainly it’s very judgmental.  Sometimes “you’re doing a … Continue reading

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Hiccups

Lately I’ve been having these “hiccups,” or the feeling of the ground shifting beneath me.  It could be worse, like a hole opening up and sucking me in, but it’s not quite that way (that to me is the feeling of “trauma” … Continue reading

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