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Home Planet archive for May 2011

SUNDAY, MAY 22, 2011

Wanderlust and Motherhood

Without turning on the light I tiptoed into her room, careful to step over the gaping backpack spilling its cargo of papers, gym clothes and books; over DVDs and laundry and other indistinguishable shapes strewn across the floor. When I got to the bed I...

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SATURDAY, MAY 14, 2011

Broken Wings

Walking to an early meeting, the sharp tapping of my heels on the sidewalk ricocheting off the stone walls of the old cathedral on the corner, I looked down at my feet and I was shocked by what I saw. I’d almost stepped on two...

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Mother and Child

She is our first mystery. Our first taste of love. She is the warm dark ocean where, curled and tethered, we float safe and secure. Before we are born she is the forgiving, elastic boundary of our small universe. She stretches around us, her bones...

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Cheryl-Anne Millsap's Home Planet column appears each week in the Wednesday "Pinch" supplement. Cheryl-Anne is a regular contributor to Spokane Public Radio and her essays can be heard on Public Radio stations across the country.

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