Category Archives: family

Tomorrow Is Today

  When I was young, I tried to imagine happiness. Even in chaos, in strife. Myself: bright, healthy. Whole. Belonging. Out from under the dark cloud that surrounded me and made me feel helpless. You see, in childhood, I learned to … Continue reading

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Passings – Part One

Dear reader: This is part one of a two-part series. These memories are  from the point of view of the eldest of three children, (of my father’s second wife). Got that? When telling a truth, some are offended. No meanness is … Continue reading

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The World As It Moves Around Me

World of beauty, bright shining blue sky with yellowing leaves falling, me smiling; World of numbers and money and inspection dates and repairmen and statements and emails and receipts; I hate moving. World of cabinets and drawers reams of paper … Continue reading

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Josie and Mickey 1928

Dear reader, The following is fiction based on truth. Shegoestowater usually has essays based on mysterious experiences of the author. However the fiction in our other blog,, is being used for a work in progress. Here, then, is a … Continue reading

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FOOD (Emotional Nourishment)

Dear readers, Mystery involves many facets of life, including processes of loss, grief, and sources of solace. The story below is a true  one. For each memoir, remember that everyone has a piece of the truth, and the others in … Continue reading

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A Ball of Golden Light

December – the gate of winter – is a time of anniversaries for me. A friend of mine is struggling with cancer. She and I had a conversation recently about our beliefs about life, death, after-life. I did not say … Continue reading

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Encounters with a Mysterious Bird, the Roadrunner

I didn’t plan to move to the Southwest, but after making a trip here by train in the 90’s, the earthiness of the experience lingered in my psyche: the scent of Pinon Pine being burned in a fireplace. The purple … Continue reading

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