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Julia Rocchi
Big hair, big mouth, big plans.
Big hair, big mouth, big plans.
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My priority for the last week or two of pregnancy is not to freeze meals or stock extra diapers. It is to ask myself on repeat: Am I remaining open to the wonder of it all -- the beauty, the discovery, the pain, the enchantment, the enormity and impossibility of life itself?
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Open to the wonder of it all
Wonderment aflame. katariinajarvinen/Flickr/C BY-NC-ND 2.0 "I think us here to wonder, myself. To wonder. To ask. And that in wondering about the big things and asking about the big things, you learn about the little ones, almost by accident. But you never ...
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When my child asks about this moment in history 10, 20, 30 years from now, will I be able to tell them I fought for what was right and good?
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What will I tell my child?
mark notari/Flickr/CC BY-NC-ND 2.0 What will I tell my child about this moment in time? When we sit at the kitchen table 10, 20, 30 years from now, will shame stain my recollections as it does now? Will I fully convey the impotence, anger, and grief I felt?...
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No one post can capture all my ricocheting feelings on the matter, but here is one small step toward being part of a lasting solution.
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My response to the Catholic Church's sexual abuse crisis
Kazuki Kobayashi/Flickr/CC BY-NC-ND 2.0   I have lived as an active, practicing Catholic for 35 years now, and in that time I've witnessed several huge "revelations" from the Catholic Church about heartbreaking abuse of members at the hands of its clergy, t...
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A meditation on the shared silence of the yet-to-be-born and the soon-to-die.
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The singular silence of mystery
Secret door. davefayram/Flickr/CC BY 2.0 My husband's grandfather laid gaunt on the loaner hospital bed, immobile, toothless, eyes unfocused and expression blank. Meanwhile our baby discoed within me, all perpetual and exploratory motion, growing by the hou...
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My response to all of today's dumpster fire news.
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The wound that will never heal
Wounded. premasagar/Flickr/CC BY-NC 2.0 "Anger is a necessary stage of the healing process. Be willing to feel your anger, even though it may seem endless. The more you truly feel it, the more it will begin to dissipate and the more you will heal. There are...
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