Tag: water

The Mermaid’s Pool: A Water Memoir

The only place I don’t feel monstrous is in the water. I am nine years old. I am overweight, clumsy, and taunted mercilessly at school. I have recently developed asthma, and struggle to breathe. My classmates call me “Larda” or “The Congested Rat” – they […]

The Music of Washing

The most recent name given to the place where I live comes from a story full of blood and desire that is surrounded by water. The conquistadors who set out from Spain aboard ships laden with guns, armor and the thirst for gold also took […]

The Dancing Twins by Bryan Hewitt

Before I stepped onto the airplane I had been exploring the moss and lichens covering some of the most ancient stones on the North American continent in the foothills of the Appalachians. When my feet reached the earth once again as I walked off the […]

It’s All About The Water by Bryan Hewitt

I stand shirtless and barefoot on the dry ground.  The first leaves of fall lie where they have dropped from the massive Sycamore that spreads its four trunks high into the sky above me.  Dead twigs, living plants drooping for water, fifty thousand acres of […]