The Poor Man's Feast Shortlist
I was just writing about "When people show you who they are, believe them" and the video of Oprah and Maya Angelo talking it out: https://www.oprah.com/oprahs-lifeclass/when-people-show-you-who-they-are-believe-them-video.
Most especially in the wake of this political landscape and the SCOTUS decision.
Thank you for these words.
Happy birthday nonetheless. You deserve to celebrate yourself w all you love around you.
Happy birthday to you!
Happy belated birthday! Thank you for writing about your Destroyer. As a new person to an office, I am currently being destroyed by a destroyer. So I especially appreciate the language you have provided me and the lesson you learned from it..
would love to join you at Barnswallow Books but my MI teenage grandchildrens'visit overshadows all other desires. I love Katariine May's, "Wintering" ,and everything you write.
Happy Birthday Elissa. After reading what you have so thoughtfully written, I will eagerly embrace my upcoming Birthday on July 8, when I shall turn 81. Age is just a number.
Happy Birthday, Elissa. I'm sorry about your mother forgetting your birthday. Two years ago, my parents forgot mine (not the first time!) and I was surprised at how much it hurt even though I was turning 42 and have been working on parent issues for years. So, I can understand your hurt. It sucks.
I want to thank you for sharing where you are with open vulnerability and strength. Your are a wonderful writer and I enjoy and learn from your work.
Happiest of birthdays to you! Were I in your immediate physical sphere, I'd bake for you, whatever your delight, savory and sweet alike. I always find resonance in your words, like a cocoon that is familiar and open to my return. Thank you. Add my gratitude for your writing to your list of 'hell yes i move people' on this year's celebration of your birth.