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Jessica Zan
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I'm a singing, nursing, counseling, writing, theologizing, dancing fashionista.
I'm a singing, nursing, counseling, writing, theologizing, dancing fashionista.

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Precious Days
There are people who live in the halls of suffering. We frequent the collection points for the worst bits of what living the human experience can mean - sickness, disease, and death. These things used to be a normal part of life, but since they’ve been conc...
Precious Days
Precious Days
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tiny hand
I’m so spent. I turned on the tv after work and pulled my girls onto my
lap. It’s the height of what parenting I can give right now. Lulu’s
little hand slid across me into Valentine’s. Valentine looked at me with
a huge grin and big eyes - surprised with...
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Clang Clang
I love you. The whole of you. The skin, in its variations. The heart,
in its generosity. The body, in its elastic variability. The spirit, in
its multiplicity of faiths. The heritage, in its global possibilities.
The you who gives love and receives love....
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For a Living
It's hard for me to make sense of what I do "for a living." Those
quotation marks denote sarcasm, in this case. I went to university for
greater than four years to learn a set of skills and knowledge that
would prepare me to blur the boundaries between y...
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turns out your shenanigans and missteps and oopsies may be an important
part of what people love about you, when things are said and done, and
you inch your way through your last breaths. Your grandkids may
take your nurse in the hall to laugh/cry th...
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What Matters (when you can't take care of you)
Some of us will make it within spitting distance of 100.
Most of us will some day depend on other bodies to care for our body. Let me
share with you some of the things that will matter then. You taught your children self-sufficiency. You gave them
full awar...
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"I want to go home. It's so very cold here."
Yesterday,
a patient, shaking, naked, and bereft of the control over his body that
he's had since toddler years told me, "I want to be normal. I want to
be me again. I want to go home. It's so very cold here." The extent of
conversation he'd had to that...
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moving forward
This dreadful year. We chose power over peace. Rhetoric over
dialogue. Boundaries over generosity. Strength over vulnerability. The
present over the future. Anger over mercy. Retribution over justice.
Self preservation over humbleness. Our full tummies o...
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tubie god
A thin cord snakes down the length of a pole and into the belly of the baby sleeping in the manger – feeding her. Today, god is a tubie. Pierced and disrupted, already. And what do you let that do to you?  Does it disorganize you to consider a god who willi...
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Detritus
I have your sunglasses I have your heartache You have my daughter's tiny black slipper Its partner graces my living room floor Lives split by location and shared by forgetfulness Debris scattered in heart and home I gave you lip You gave me instruction Or, ...
Detritus
Detritus
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