Not-So-Cold Shoulder

The side of the highway is not where one expects anything meaningful to occur. It’s a place that exists entirely out of necessity, a place designed to only be relevant when something goes wrong. It’s a place of accidents, of malfunctions, of all the different little ways that unhappy coincidences can ruin days, months, lives.

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Coming In To Land

Taking a flight home is far from the most exciting thing most people will do in their lifetimes. Most of us have done it before, time after time, so often that it’s become something utterly routine. We look out our windows, watching home grow larger and larger in the window, and feel a profound sense of… all too often, nothing, really.

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Horsing Around

It’s hard to notice anything as you’re heading to work. Not only is it early enough that sleep is still difficult to shake off, you’re trying to prepare yourself for the busy day ahead. Your mind is whirling with a thousand different thoughts and plans, and with its dulling from sleep this is akin to something a lawnmower trying to trim sidewalk.

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A Backwards Glance

I’m not sure what made me look backward as I was crossing the street that day to get to work. I don’t even remember the day, honestly, just that I was in a hurry and had a long day ahead of me. But I do remember looking back, and what I saw has stayed etched in my mind so perfectly that it might as well be framed on my wall.

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Introducing The Next Series!

Trust me, everyone, I’m surprised too. Two blog posts delivered as promised two weeks? Am I alright? Is this the return of consistency? Well, now that the bottleneck of an intensive post about Beauty and The Beast is out of the way, I’d like to think so. But for anyone who kept count, it’s clear that that last post made eight, meaning that it’s time to move on from Close Reading Everything to a new series.

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