A few months before my twenty-seventh birthday, I would have been coming to the end of a personal year identified by the number six. The traits of this number applied in such a way bring about an overwhelming sense of responsibility, a need to be community minded and family centered. I can definitely say I was feeling the overwhelming responsibility as well as the anxiety it generated.
Today is Friday the 13th. In October. If I were still in second grade there would be decorations all over my classroom. Black cats made from paper cutouts would adorn desks and chalk boards. My teacher would have placed a ladder in front of the doorway, forcing us all to walk under, and, potentially incur […]