The Thing About Departures

1 Nov

Hey! My name is Ashley Ford and I’m a new contributer to Glad to meet you. Okay, now let’s do stuff.

This pretty thing written by Tasha Cotter, and included in the Autumn edition of Contrary Magazine, was so good to my heart and bones today.

For the past few weeks, I’ve been thinking about the situation of crying in public, especially when you’re alone. I’ve had two friends tell me tales of crying in public in two very different places. One cried alone on the streets of New York and no one said anything or looked at her funny and she found that comforting. The other cried alone of the streets of New Orleans and every other person stopped to ask her what was wrong, or if she needed anything, and she found that comforting.

The moment in this story where crying in public is highlighted feels closer to what I experience. The need for everyone else to just think I’m fine. So, I lock it up. Then I write it out.

I’m glad someone wrote this story out.

4 Responses to “The Thing About Departures”

  1. tlgobble November 1, 2010 at 3:06 am #

    Welcome to the Vouched party!

    It’s nice to see you here.

    Good first Vouch.

  2. ce. November 1, 2010 at 4:07 am #

    Good first vouch indeed! Glad to have you on board, Ashley.

  3. Tasha Cotter November 1, 2010 at 7:33 pm #

    I am so glad you enjoyed my work! It’s an honor to be mentioned here! Best, Tasha


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