I was hoping this 10K swim would crack me open

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After a summertime 10k lake swim, from L-R: Tom, Scott, Tricia, author, Jo. Photo by Patty Grandine.


In the checkout line, my humanity returns

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Getting prepped and dressed for “church” — aka the grocery store. Photo by author.


How do we come together when we’re so apart?

Yellow porcelain coffee cup and saucer.
Yellow porcelain coffee cup and saucer.
Coffee, made and served by someone other than me, a week before March lockdown. Photo by author.

The Forgetting


Three women in swim caps, goggles, masks getting ready to swim.
Three women in swim caps, goggles, masks getting ready to swim.
New green swim cap, goggles, wetsuit, candy-striper swimsuit. Photo by author.

Thanks for reminding me about humans

Lake with distant trees in hazy smokey sky.
Lake with distant trees in hazy smokey sky.
A lake and two suns, in smokey forest-fire skies. Photo by author.


A bouquet of pink roses on a small round table.
A bouquet of pink roses on a small round table.
A limitation of roses.


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How now brown car. My sister-in-law’s righteous new golden brown truck.

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Do you focus on the beauty of the mountain, or the blare of the leaf blower?


How to Get Over a Blah Day

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“Echo,” by James Plensa, Olympic Sculpture Park, Seattle

Tatyana Sussex

Writer, coach, swimmer, runner, late-marrier. I coach writers, professionals & re-inventors. Everyday Creative Coaching, www.everydaycreative.net

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