on bad days
they’re unavoidable, and today i had one. my morning began with an episode of danger. from the sky (of my apartment) fell a heated plate of metal—my iron. no, it’s not safe or even smart to place a hot iron on a shelf above one’s head, and yes it’s even less safe and less smart to jostle the shelf on which the iron is cooling, but i did that. like i should have...
on worry over little ones
it’s impossible to know just how much you’ll be affected by the little ones you inherit. for me and not for sadie, the first day of doggie day care, and don’t laugh, was traumatizing. “she’ll be fine.” “you have no choice.” “people leave their dogs all the time.” regardless of what people say, you still walk out of a strange building...