Yesterday Rum Punch Press posted my essay “Fractured Weather/Functioning Bones” about my experience in Djibouti while recovering from a broken hand. The piece heavily focuses on extremes of weather, brutal cold and extreme heat and humidity. Next week they plan to publish a brief author interview with me.
Our region has suffered from an average of two snow storms a week and temperatures below freezing for extended periods of time. My daughter, her friend and I walk to school everyday and today I took my phone. I wanted to snap some casual photos.
While wearing two coats, a scarf, a hat, a hood and gloves, it’s hard to motivate oneself to unveil a hand and take photos.
But I did.
My daughter had positioned this chair under some frozen ivy so she could play with the icicles. Unbeknownst to her, the melting ivy created new icicles on her chair.