From Issue 16: Boxing Life

Nancy Christie “There are years that ask questions and years that answer”—Zora Neale Hurston This is the year that asks questions. It must be, because I have no answers, no answers at all. I have spent the better part of the past month packing boxes—writing directions with a fat black marker on rectangular white labels: “Put in storage room,” “Put in bedroom,” “Leave in garage.” I keep thinking that, if I write out enough labels and put them on enough boxes, all the scattered bits of my life will come together like giant jigsaw puzzle pieces to form a new…

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