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A. Montgomery
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Choice
Let me tell you a little story about choice. I got married at the age of 32. This was a conscious decision. Not to search out a rightful partner and marry them, but to make a commitment at an age where I was ready to respect everything it encompassed. We've...

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Walls and Ceilings
I think I may eventually get to the point where I can just lay all my insecurities out there plain as day. When someone will ask me, 'What's wrong?' I'll be able to answer truthfully justlikethat . Last night, I had two of my closest friends over and for th...

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Love Letter (to J.K. Rowling, and Harry Potter)
I shrugged my shoulders and finally picked up a copy of Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone when I was 21. I was on 'vacation' with my boyfriend-at-the-time's family. More accurately, he and I had driven down to Newport, Oregon to spend time with his fath...

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Elephant
There are plenty of secrets to be held. Plenty of elephants in countless rooms. The thought of laying any vulnerabilities out makes my throat tighten and my heartbeat thud in my ears. Suddenly, breathing becomes a chore. Sort of like anxiety. Or exactly lik...

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Silver and Gold
I watched my dog root around the patio this evening. His nose was intently pressed into the aggregate concrete, wrinkling into rolling folds with each sniff, passing over and wading through scattered pieces of wood chips that he had chewed through earlier. ...

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Flood
I haven't been able to write lately. Or at the very least, write the way I like to when I want to and how I have to in order for the right things to get out onto paper. I have a process. My process. And it is the only process that works for me. I can't sit ...

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Balance
Balance is a fickle beast. The pendulum swings back and forth, briefly hesitating over moments, steadily swinging to and fro. There is simultaneously enough time and not enough time to ruminate in the rhythm. I am lucky enough to see a big change on my hori...

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Butterfly
There's a glass ornamental butterfly attached to my grandma's sliding glass door. One of those decorations that substitutes as a warning that there is, in fact, glass attached to it. And, pay attention so you don't bust your face. It sits on the sliding gla...

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Anniversary
Well. It's darn near a year that I started this creative adventure. What I thought would be an outlet to showcase some photos ended up being a conduit to another world. And that world had always existed inside of me, knocking at the door and peeking in the ...

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Kids
Are you going to have kids? I've never answered that truthfully. If we've talked about it, I'm sorry. You have never been given a straight answer. Because I don't owe you one. I've said yes, no, maybe, someday, I don't know ... All of the things that you sa...
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