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Kelsey Gray
Little bit of this and a little bit of that
Little bit of this and a little bit of that

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So, so, so and Sarahs
The soundtrack to this post is "Looking Too Closely" by Fink. Put it on. Put it on. Put it on repeat. There's a piano. I'm always a sucker for piano. Lately I've been reminded how important words are. This is no surprise, considering I'm a writer and, thoug...

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Holding The Atmosphere
I want to title this post 'Returning', but that term implies that one comes back to a point they were in the first place, and I don't see life that way. I don't think you can ever get back to one spot or time or feeling or space. Not truly, and not complete...

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The Bookstore
Bookstores are interesting. They're rigid with classifications from length to genre, from pictures and words to used and new. There's an everlasting, insurmountable mass of thought circulating within the walls; what is more drastic is amount of untouchable ...

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You shouldn't read the "Gear Reviews" page yet, because there's nothing there. Because I work in explosive segments, and then leave it to rest until I'm ready to go at it again. This website is killing me, and it's hard to keep throwing energy into it on a ...

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I want, I wish, I want, I know.
In the first part of my first shift back at The Kitchen, a coworker (lovingly known as MSG) narrowed his eyes, cocked his head to the side and said "I feel like there's so much we don't know about you, Kelsey." I can't remember my reply, though I'm sure it ...

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Let My Kelsey Go Surfing
When I picked Giselle up from Denver International Airport I immediately poured my thoughts out to her about my ability to go anywhere, because in that moment (and these moments, still) my whole life is packed in my car.  That's not really true, because my ...

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From pre-service to shifties, from July to October.
I have tried to write this post for a week and now I have to do it, because I am out of time. I am out of time here. Just typing that sentence made my heart beat hard and fast. And I don't know why I am the way that I am. I live in constant worry that I cou...

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On borrowed time
Several things happened on Saturday night that were completely out of the norm for me. I ate a meal in its entirety after an ultra, I kept quiet during a conversation and I slept without interruption that night. As I was brushing my teeth the next morning I...

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I'm so sorry I couldn't speak
I almost didn’t go to Flagstaff.  My plan was to leave Sunday after I was finished working brunch at The Kitchen (roughly 5pm). But I sat down for a shifty-of-choice at the bar and one led to two and two led to three birthday shifties. And then I went home ...

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On Monday, 15 August 2016
stared at myself in the mirror at 17:30 on a Monday evening. My hair is the
longest that it’s been in my entire life. I leaned onto my forearms and brought
my nose an inch from the mirror to inspect the face that I should know so well
and had a thought. W...
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