Thank you, Evelyn! It’s a relief to be allowing myself …

Comment on Say No to Boxes by Shawna Ayoub Ainslie.

Thank you, Evelyn! It’s a relief to be allowing myself to write off-topic. I know it means I will write more frequently on-topic. I appreciate your readership and voice. <3

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Say No to Boxes
Good luck with this, Mary. It’s absolutely okay to take that break. I go through stretches where I’m only posting announcements. Others when I’m writing poetry or fiction. Right now I just need to write anything. I hope whatever writing you do (whether you share or not) soothes you.

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Thank you, Elaine. I did a lot of crying in front of and with them once school was out. They weren’t sure how to feel, so seeing my sadness helped. You are right about the sharing of grief. I’m glad I stayed open.

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Yes, very true. We need to be able to share.

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I think, here, there have been longer stretches in between the beautiful moments despite my constant reframing. The kids are pushing boundaries, I have been dealing with some background noise, and there is the running to and fro. Mama, we need a break.


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