Category: Returning to the Quiet

Returning to the Quiet, part 4

In high school, I was invisible, or I felt like it. Everyone else was doing their things and having fun and, while I had a great group of friends, and I did win the actor of the year award at the end of grade eleven, I was never acknowledged for the things that we were taught really mattered, for the things that I had decided would also be important to me. I went to a Christian school, which meant that

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Returning to the Quiet, part 3

(Warning: Part of this post deals with suicidal thoughts) I am not prone to negative emotions and yet… depression. The year we moved to Alabama was the year of 9/11, and we crossed the border just over a month after that event, the scarring of America. And, just like how that act of terrorism has caused such an undeniable and lasting imprint on the cultural identity of the United States, moving branded my soul with its undeniable wound. There were

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Returning to the Quiet, part 2

The very last thing I expected to hear at the age of nine while having a casual conversation with my family at the supper table were the words: “We’re moving”. I had just been telling my parents about a conversation I’d had that day with my friends at school about moving, and how I’d told them that I wouldn’t move until after grade nine. This wasn’t because I’d actually thought I’d ever move, but because grade nine was the highest

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Returning to the Quiet, part 1

Exactly a week ago today, I woke up at 5 am to go to the airport so that I could fly to visit a friend for six days who I’d only ever interacted with via the internet. I was nervous as heck, and not just because the U.S. customs people are always super intimidating. Let’s back up a bit. About six months ago, I was talking with my friend, Emily Rose, who I’d met four months prior through a series

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