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i want to live so densely. lush. and slow.in the next few years. that a yearbecomes ten years. and the pastbecomes only a page. in the book ofmy life.               nayyrah waheed This post has been hard to write, not because there is something particularly terrible to report, but ...
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Goodbye, Lucy.

Amidst the din of getting ready for the schoolday, between lunches being made and a fight over a hairbrush, a hummingbird crashed into our house’s big living room window. The sound startled us and we ran outside, fearing the worst. We found him: the size of my thumb, lying on the ground, eyes wide ...
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Melanoma: A Love Story

Last April, on a day when I was studying for the DSM final exam, melanoma showed up in my life again. It came in the form of a call from the dermatologist who had removed a tiny little spot on the edge of my original, six-year-old scar. “I’m sorry,” she said, and I don’t really remember what ...
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Happy Anniversary: Life after Melanoma

Five years was the magic number: 1825 days. When the time was first given to me, it seemed like a (tentative) lifetime away. But that day has come, and--more than ever--I am still here.When I was first diagnosed with skin cancer, I didn’t quite understand what it meant. “Is it serious?” I aske ...
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