Age of Empathy
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Age of Empathy

Intimacy is My Scratchy Wool Blanket

But I long for it to cover me

Photo by engin akyurt on Unsplash

When I was a kid, my Mom handed out “I love yous” with ease. She grew uncomfortable with lingering hugs or great signs of physical affection, but she uttered “I love you” to each of her kids multiple times a day. My Mom did love us — her words were genuine — but feelings and vulnerability disconnected from the phrase. To utter “I love you” in a…

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Sarah Paris

Sarah Paris

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Author of Signs My Toddler Has a Drinking Problem (humor collection).Freelance writer of all things. Fiction is my heartbeat. Believer. Adventurer. Semi- funny.