We dream of times that are not and blindly flee the only one that is. The fact is that the present usually hurts. --Blaise Pascal, Pensees (47)
THE USES OF SORROW (In my sleep I dreamed this poem)
Someone I loved once gave me a box full of darkness.
It took me years to understand that this, too, was a gift. --MARY OLIVER
For my son, Solomon
It's another exciting Friday night, and I'm curled up in bed--alone, of course--propped up by a sea of pillows, still in my lab cost, the sash so taut it's suffocating the purple silk dress beneath it, but I don't care.
Dr. Georgia Young's wonderful life--great friends, family, and successful career--aren't enough to keep her from feeling stuck and restless. When she decides to make some major changes in her life, quitting her job as an optometrist, and moving house, she finds herself on a wild journey that may or may not include a second chance at love.… (more)