Abandoned Hearts

Across the street from the apartment there is a school. Like most schools, the bell rings around 2:40 in the afternoon and a hoard of children leave the building. Around the corner, there is a RiteAid. This particular RiteAid gets very busy after school, but yesterday it was busier because of Valentines Day. As we were all waiting in line, a 30-something woman (who I … Continue reading Abandoned Hearts

A Tale of Two Hearts

It’s that season again. I would like to thank whoever made February the shortest month of the year. It’s the height of flu season. It is the ugliest part of winter. For some, February is also a reminder of loss and loneliness. Across the country, elementary school kids are cutting pink and red construction paper into the shape of little butts, but no amount of … Continue reading A Tale of Two Hearts