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think piece

Trust no one, not even yourself.    Social distancing measures enforce that we avoid socializing (in person) with other human beings. At first, it came as a shock to everyone, and, consequentially, led to people questioning their sense of risk and reward. Some chose to isolate with only their family, others chose to extend the isolation to close friends, and others decided to go out to bars with strangers. Regardless of which type of person you were, odds are, you’ve been rethinking your social life and the relationships you hold…

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Sundays at Nonna’s Arts 

Sundays at Nonna’s

My grandmother always frowned At her reflection. “La vecchiaia è brutta,” she would say  With a sigh as she looked down  At her hands, Where she saw deep folds and wrinkles  In her skin,  Like they were one of my grandfather’s shirts, Which she was unable to smooth out.   With resolve, she chose to drain the water  From her eyes into a pot, Where it began to boil The raw dough she kneaded With the valleys of her hands.  She served us dinner with tomato sauce From her veins,…

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