• Giving In, To Surprise

    “Surprise: To cause to feel wonder, astonishment, or amazement (as at something unanticipated).” Way back in the winter, my girlfriend Malve told me to reserve a particular day in June. “Block the whole day off,”

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  • Make Room for Magic

    When I was a child, I happened upon a magical world just by lying in a patch of sun on our basement floor. When positioned exactly right in the sunlight stream, I could suddenly see

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