when life is a visible archway . . .

“All experience is an arch to build upon . . .”

~Henry B. Adams

inside my empty bottle . . .

“Inside my empty bottle I was constructing a lighthouse while all the others were making ships.”
~Charles Simic


our siblings resemble us just enough . . .

“Our siblings. They resemble us just enough to make all their differences confusing, and no matter what we choose to make of this, we are cast in relation to them our whole lives long.”

~ Susan Scarf Merrell