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Earth

I may never know how it feels to fly in a rocket or to hover above the Earth from miles above. I will not know the gift of flight like a hawk, nor behold from such a height the painted squares that divide playgrounds. But after school today, I did at least walk up a […]

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Unfolding

Watching a caterpillar morph into a butterfly can have a mesmerizing effect. The pain in this transition reveals itself in the appearance of ample slime, an increase in jerking movements that rock the larvae, and at last in the arrival of a wet-winged wonder that rips free of a discarded body. What would the human […]

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