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I was told the other night, by a seven year old boy- a wild, curly-haired, feral kind of boy- that my newborn smelled like ice popsicles. Ice popsicles. What a strange comment. I nestled my nose down into my baby’s head and breathed. That indefinable baby smell was exactly those popsicles that come out of [...]
Into the green-leaf spaciousness of summer, Into azure-sky, reservoir-cool depths of blue, Into the sinking of a knee and carving of a ski throughperfect pitch powder, linked to the sky and the wooden cross on the cinder cone, drawn by gravity into the trees below. Letting go. Into the magenta heart of laughter, Into the [...]
I was holding my pregnant belly, watching the swallows above the river again, and thinking about birth. Specifically the pushing part, the part I felt lost in last time. I had handled the contractions fairly “well.” Riding them out meant relaxing, opening, letting myself slip up and over the peak of each wave, sliding down [...]
ECOTONE: a transition zone between two adjacent ecological communities. It has some characteristics of each bordering community and often contains species not found in overlapping communities. The influence of the two bordering communities on each other is known as the edge effect. An ecotonal area often has a higher density of organisms and a greater [...]