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The Deliberate Acts of Destruction that Define Us

Striking matches to set ourselves free

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I started by striking a match and watching my world burn.

It’s funny how time slows to a stop in moments like those — the deliberate acts of destruction we are born of. I went from a wreck of uncertainty, spinning out, to a woman who knew exactly what she had to do next. I typed papers to…




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Crystal Jackson

Crystal Jackson

Former therapist. Author, Heart of Madison series. Poet.

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