ENTER

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I asked people in one of my memoir writing workshops to think of a turning point in their lives–a time that separated Before from After. Corrienne Heinemann remembered when she was seven years old.

The Year of the Butterfly

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2 thoughts on “ENTER”

  1. I remember taking 25 days to camp alone. (In reality I drove home every 4 days or so to pick up food, but most of it was solitude.) The only lesson I learned was that my brain did the same old talking-in-multiple-voices-and-thinking-about-people that it always did, but for days at a stretch instead of minutes. I just extended the time of daydreaming, and most of it involved imagining social interaction. I found days of solitude no more spiritually productive than a few minutes of solitude in my busy life. I guess it requires a kind of focused discipline that mediators cultivate, but I just didn’t have the knack.

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  2. Sam Barakat said:

    These poems are a wonderful portrait of a perceptive, sensitive and vulnerable young girl. The interplay between her and her father is artfully portrayed.

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