III. “The earth’s crust is the skin of the apple, the skin of a peach. Near the top, the crust is like cold wax. It crumbles, but the part nearer the mantle moves like hot wax. It shapes and reshapes. It can’t premeditate or predict, but it can reform.” Beautiful lines from Nicole Walker’s Skin of the Earth over at Zone 3.
V. “We’ve all felt in desperate jeopardy when in reality we were safe and sound—while sleeping, having a nightmare.” Priscilla Long in the heartbreaking and heartopening What Killed My Sister at The American Scholar.
XIII. Get to know tears with The Topography of Tears by Rose-Lynn Fisher (“Tears of Ending and Beginning featured above).