watery depths

As the singer Gillian Welch wrote, “Some girls are bright as the morning / And some girls are blessed with a dark turn of mind.” I like the word “blessed.” I like to think that demons can sometimes be angels, that probing through the mire, we can recognize the glint of those small things that sustain us.

– Kim Addonizio in the NY Times

(This is my favourite-ever photo/self portrait.  I still have a dark turn of mind, but I’m open to spending time with the curtains open and the sunlight streaming in now.)