I Cry by Marlayna Fire

I Cry

It’s not unusual for me to cry when I come.  I don’t mean just a verbal cry.  I mean I cry, tears running down my face.  I cry.  I can sob. When I was younger, I was embarrassed, and I was confused.  Emotion was so strong within me and I couldn’t understand the tears.  The … Read more

Failure and the Sexy Red Dress

Failure and the Sexy Red Dress

As you may know, I have been going through divorce over the last year. A disconcerting process which bounces between deeply painful, wonderfully illuminating, and nearly unintelligible.  Bounce is the operative word, like a ball thrown back and forth where sometimes you are the one bouncing the ball and sometimes you are the ball. I … Read more

Creeping White Lies by Marlayna Fire

Creeping White Lies

Have you ever had a profound moment of clarity squeeze through in just one heart beat? The kind of instant awareness in which something gnawing at you breaks free and springs into your consciousness without warning?  You catch your breath realizing, “Oh! My goodness! Of course!”  Clarity emerges.  In that one heartbeat, you feel yourself … Read more