ILLUMINATION
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ILLUMINATION

Too Much for One Suitcase

Balancing the life force of adolescence

Photo by Vlada Karpovich: https://www.pexels.com/photo/a-woman-packing-her-luggage-7365455/

I remember the day my daughter Lucia was born. I felt an enormous wave of surprise and then joy. I was sure Lucia was going to be a boy because my mail carrier Denise always said that I was carrying a boy. She was so sure that it made me sure. “When you can’t tell you’re pregnant from behind, it’s a boy,” she said, “because girls steal your beauty.”

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Laura Culberg

Laura Culberg

I write about seemingly mundane experiences that are relatable because we are human. Subscribe on Substack to get my stories directly: lauraculberg.substack.com