“How we spend our days is, of course, how we spend our lives.” ― Annie Dillard
Turning fifty made me pause and pay attention to how I spend my time. We all tend to mark our lives with achievements and passages, but in reality most of our days fill the spaces between the big events. As a way to stay in the present, where life is actually lived, I chronicle the quirks, small moments, and flairs of brilliance that can get lost in the daily routine.
I live in Austin, Texas in a half-empty nest, two birds out and two on the edge, along with a round orange cat and an anxiety-ridden English Bulldog. My essays have appeared in Austin Woman and Barnard Magazine.
“Each day has a story that deserves to be told, because we are made of stories. I mean, scientists say that human beings are made of atoms, but a little bird told me that we are also made of stories. We are the sum of our efforts to change who we are. Identity is no museum piece sitting stock-still in a display case, but rather the endlessly astonishing synthesis of the contradictions of everyday life.” Eduardo Galeano