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Sarah Robinson

Welcoming The Dark

Sarah Robinson

  Hello Darkness, my old friend; I’ve come to talk with you again. The first line to “Sound of Silence” by Simon and Garfunkel’s hit song from the sixties catches this listener off-guard: when has darkness been my friend? Around the age of eleven, my older brother left home for a new job in D.C.…

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Pulling Over

Obeying God

When flashing lights alert you to the rearview mirror, you grip the steering wheel in frustration, realizing the forced pull-over is not intended for someone else. I was just sure that light had been yellow… You click on the blinker, carefully pull to the curb and come to a stop, then fiddle around for documentation,…

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What Are You Waiting For?

We bought the split-level house knowing there were three sets of stairs; one has only five treads; the others are your basic ten. I navigate them all without much thinking. One morning on my way to go meet my friends for our power walk, I grabbed my car-keys, purse and water bottle, ready to jaunt…

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Under No Circumstances

All alone in my car, waiting for the red light to turn green, I watched the driver next to me take a deep drag from his Marlboro. Immediately, I thought, “I could run to the drugstore, buy a pack, and smoke just one before I get home. Nobody has to know.” I’d recently quit, but…

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