Of true submission

“Most people think the best way to live is to run from pain. But a much more joyful life embraces the entire spectrum of human feeling.” – Lee Holloway, Secretary I gave you a copy of Secretary. Said you were my E Edward Grey. You watched and said I’m not sure how I feel aboutContinue reading “Of true submission”

With my body (lay me down)

The only truths I ever told were with my body, Mack. Every time I laid us down. The sincerity of the body has been much maligned by the idea that words are more honest than a beating heart. This is what I have learned since then, that my body knew us better. Every confession itContinue reading “With my body (lay me down)”

Things already broken

“The first kind of woman? To deal with the fear, the loss of control – well, she sets about breaking things, herself. Before anything can break around her. She does the breaking, so that she is never, ever let down again. She builds a life around broken parts. The other kind? Well she looks for things already broken.Continue reading “Things already broken”

Until I wake up

Lucy It is something to watch a man die. It is something to have been the last touch, the last      connection to life. I don’t think I believe in God or heaven. But I feel that I’m tied to Benjamin Mackintosh all the same. When he interrupted Adam’s assault, he traded his lifeContinue reading “Until I wake up”