Moving On

This is how it begins. No matter where you’re born, even if it’s a forest, you slowly get used to it. It raises you and nourishes you. It comforts you and renders you whole. Slowly, you start getting used to it. You know each corner, each bush, each thicket, each giant tree, each plant, each […]

Is Your Heart Hard?

Is your heart hard? Does it really beat? Is your soul soft? Does it really seek? Does your heart lurch? Does your soul search? I am … You can… Pearl Seigel Pearl Seigel is the self-published author of: 7 Tried and Tested Triangles. This book is the fruition of the author’s many years spent in […]

Simply Put

So I’ve been sitting here, at my dining room table, staring at this torrential downpour of a tropical storm, thinking about you, and how right now, if you woke in time for your flight, are halfway around the world. More specifically, I have been dwelling on what I would say to you if I had […]

The Worst Person I’ll Never Forget

I was fifteen, almost sixteen, and I was lost. I was under the influence of a vulnerability I think most women experience at that age. It was just a few years after my parents had lost their relationship with each other, and eventually me. I didn’t have much of a relationship with anyone to be […]

Benefit of Doubt

After seven months they knew each other. He knew her. What exactly she knew he could not speak to. After meeting on line and then in person things progressed if not quickly then at such a pace to imply things would go long term. He had learned a few things from trying to meet a […]

On How I Learned Love Through My Fingers

Once upon a time, I had been a part of a long-running, episodic series of failed relationships. For years, new love would blossom with the vibrancy of spring, then fade into the dull, cold winter. With each passing season, my emotions would be understood through hours of reflective composition, crafting an autobiographical assembly of music […]