Mylah De Leon

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The voices of spring

Spring has sprung.  It is upon us in a scent that grows deeper, dizzying, improbable. It is too heady, too provocative to be diminished.  Seeping through open windows, under doors, as you slip out of a doorway or slide out … Continue reading

March 25, 2017

The papery essence of writing

Do we seriously think writing is all joy?  One should realize it is also half pain, and sometimes it is pain that makes us write. Think about the atrocious solitude of a room that gradually becomes a prison, like a … Continue reading

March 18, 2017

When I grow too old to dream

I DON’T know of any woman who really wants to grow old.  After a certain birthday, she enters into a battle with time, sometimes with a plastic surgeon by her side to strip back the years, reclaim the eyes, the … Continue reading

March 15, 2017

What if you could speak directly with Christ?

LENT is the season when words and teachings of Christ are presented in a thousand pulpits across the nation — self-righteously, mournfully, nasally, coldly, feebly, flamboyantly, blandly, and violently. Ministers give the gospel, its full beauty and power, and thousands … Continue reading

March 11, 2017

The making of a president

The president wears a prestigious crown. The protocol, the linguistics, circumlocution are intimidating at first, but then becomes a second language.  There is something about the aura of president that makes everyone behave in a reverential manner. Everyone, including his … Continue reading

March 04, 2017

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