Embracing the Mystery

My mother sees her father, long passed, in cardinals perched outside her kitchen window. My father likes sharing his conversations with God with me. They question my faith because I don’t speak often about God, having long stopped attending church. I am dating their ideological opposite: a liberal atheist. My friend, also a devout atheist, half-jokes … Continue reading Embracing the Mystery


No Clean Narrative

Recently in my journal I jotted down the words, “No clean narrative.” I had just read this passage from Dani Shapiro’s Devotion: The man was able to escape the World Trade Center because someone held the elevator open for him. He felt that he must have done something to deserve his good fortune; that he … Continue reading No Clean Narrative