A shortish essay about microbes and fungus and pregnancy and theoretical physics
I find your writing so immersive, somehow you're able to capture my attention right from the first sentence and hold it until the last. You do this in a way that few other writers or forms of narrative can hold my undivided attention these days. Thank you so much for breaking the spell of inattentiveness reinforced by the digital deluge we are stuck in. I feel enriched and rejuvenated by reading your words, and the ideas you share connect with something profound and fundamental inside me, like a part of me exists in your essays. Talk about the illusion of the boundaries of the self!
I was just thinking of you and wanted to reach out. This essay is luminous and I can't wait to read what you will have to say about your forthcoming life experiences. ❤️
Mandy! sending you all love and easy healthy next months and birthing and beyond!
Your beautiful piece reminded of one by Courtney: https://onbeing.org/blog/the-liminal-space-before-giving-birth/
blessings to you (plural) in the between!
So lovely to read your thoughts here. I remember the wonderment I felt when they took blood from my arm and determined the xy chromosomes my baby carried that existed in my blood separate from my own but at the same time all tangled up together.
This sounds like a harrowing pregnancy, Mandy. Thank you for describing it for us. I hope everything goes along swimmingly (ha!) and that you meet those sweeties at 32 weeks. Sending love.
This is so powerful and beautiful, Mandy. Thank you. And I’ll echo everything that Nicola said; I’m grateful to have your narrative voice in my life. Wishing you all the best. - J.