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I’m a writer, as well as a mother.  Writing is the way I figure things out.  I don’t function very well if I don’t do it.  I kept another blog for three years called Dear Audrey.  While that blog chronicled my grief process after the sudden loss of my husband, this blog is, as I say in the subtitle, “A close reading of the everyday.”  Just as T.S. Eliot suggested poets are “constantly amalgamating disparate experiences,” I believe the job of the writer is to amalgamate and reflect upon seemingly disparate experiences in life.  There is synchronicity there for those who search.  Thank you for reading.

“My real concern is not with beautiful words, but with the truth.”  Alfred Delp

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  1. My Dear. The song is so beautiful. There are several people to come to my mind as I hear you sing it, and I’m weeping. Can you email me? I’m working on a new CD and would like to ask your permission to record it. Thank you for your writing.

    1. Hi Illana- Thanks for your comment. You’re welcome to direct those people to the link to hear it. The song is copyrighted so that’s probably the best way to share it. Best of luck with your CD!

  2. Hi Julia,

    I read your article in the Washington Post about parenting a tween vs a little girl and I found it so profoundly moving that I felt compelled to write.

    My little girl is only 7 and a half but I am already feeling the shift. You vocalised it perfectly. I nodded along and shed a few tears while reading.

    Thank you for such a beautiful piece of
    writing. I don’t think I’ve ever related so much or felt so moved by a parenting article before. I’m looking forward to reading more of your work and will have a good look on your site.

    All the best to you and your girl (who sounds absolutely gorgeous!),


    1. Thank you so much Yvette. Even though I wound up sending it to the Post “On Parenting,”I guess I didn’t even think of it as a “parenting” article…just observations about life and how we are always having to find new ways of being with ourselves and each other. Thank you so much for letting me known it resonated. I wish you and your little girl all the best.

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