How You Know


When you leave the final week of writing group early because your body aches but your heart aches even more and you must go home to sort things out. When the women at the table wish you well and you know they mean it, though you don't know when you share this table again. When the one with a hummingbird body and an elephant heart follows you out and hands you a gift of fresh local eggs...the same hands that gently held your head to relieve the tension you carried upon arrival. The warmth you feel from these generous women, these healing hands, this simple gift of freshly laid know you have found your circle, your kindreds, your place in the family of things.

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