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Rise Above

Rise Above

The plane lumbered down the runway, rattling, gathering speed, then lifting its nose into the air. I watched the earth grow smaller and smaller as we rose higher— the San Francisco Bay becoming a sliver of blue as we headed east. It would be a five-hour flight—time to...
My Song

My Song

Early in the morning, I padded down the hallway, forcefully tying the sash of my robe. I was in a bad mood, still carrying around resentments from yesterday. The current heatwave didn’t help; I had tossed and turned, sweaty, most of the night. I opened the...
The Potter’s Love

The Potter’s Love

I ate my lunch in the garden under the warm noon sun. A few feet away, two hummingbirds took turns tasting the delphiniums. “I envy them, God,” I said. “They live their lives according to the instincts you created. They don’t fall short of your plans for them. ”I...