ILLUMINATION
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ILLUMINATION

Marsha’s Way

Photo credit: Roman Khripkov on Upshlash

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On New Year's Eve of 1999, when her parents were away for the evening, Marsha prepared a bowl of popcorn for us with the new-fangled electric corn popper appliance that she’d gifted her mother for Christmas. She smothered the puffed white kernels with melted butter, cayenne pepper, and salt, her idea of cooking for effect. Then we nestled into her family’s overstuffed black faux leather sofa in front of…

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