THROW A LINE OUT/GO FISHING/START ANYWHERE/YOU CAN ALWAYS CHANGE DIRECTION/YOU CAN ALWAYS CHANGE YOUR MIND/YOU WILL END UP WHERE YOU'RE SUPPOSED TO GO/TRUST IT/TRUST YOURSELF.
- Betsy Selfo
[Every now and then I meet another Betsy. I met Betsy Selfo in a small white house full of writers in Amherst, MA almost ten years ago. We had both lost our mothers that year. We shared Mom stories and cried a lot over the four days the group was together. Later, she emailed me this piece which I just found looking through a folder as the lights flicker on and off. It's a good, steady prayer for a stormy night.]