Capture: small and glad, day 3

Capture. Sometimes it comes with connotations of war -- capture the stronghold -- or of love -- capture your heart. Other times it's just the effort to take a photograph or put something into words. Always, though, it comes laden with this idea of keeping, possessing. Violent or gentle, the effort to capture is an effort of ownership.…

calling: small and glad, day 1

It is just over ten months since I got the text message: "Can I call you in a few minutes?" Y'all, you only ask if you can call if the call is important -- if you have Something to Say. Otherwise, you just call, and if you don't reach the person, you leave a voicemail or…

small and glad

"Alice must grow small if she is to be Alice in Wonderland." --G. K. Chesterton, Orthodoxy Alice must grow small. My summer muse, Chesterton, looked me severely in the face and spoke this sentence just after I had typed the woefully self-pitying thought that I felt like a newly-hatched butterfly whose wings would not un-crumple.…