Reflections on Lena

Portraits. Figure drawing. Painting. A piece of charcoal in between your fingers. The scratching sounds of drawing on a canvas. The dunking of brushes in water. This is the symphony of the art student. The story of Lena and myself. Lena has been a standout character for me since I read the series in High…

My Second Summer with Bridget

The familiar has a healing power. Familiar stories can reach into our souls. These small things impact us more than we realize. So I discovered re-reading the Second Summer of the Sisterhood, by Ann Brashares.   All of us who grew up in the mid-2000s will remember the phenomenon of a pair or jeans that…