A message from a first-time voter

Originally published on Groundviews. Two choices, by schelly In 2005, I didn’t vote. Being 21, I was eligible to vote, but I didn’t – and if you asked me why, I would ashamedly admit I simply didn’t care. I was in University abroad, my mind preoccupied with the Arts, my arms wrapped around my glossy…

Peace.

Written some time this year… I stand out on a pier which stretches out from the garden of a house I will probably never return to and look out onto a lake. The rains have begun – it poured in fits and starts the entire trip here, like a sputtering shower. Above me, the clouds…

Churches

Praying to the light, by Silvie Tepes Sunday, 23 August 2009 Church today, after a long, long time. After the past tumultuous few months, I honestly didn’t know how I would feel to walk in there again but sitting on the well-worn pews, flanked by my mother and grandmother, I suddenly felt calm and happy….