Strength in Numbers Anna Yeatts
I like to believe I can fend for myself — that I’m a strong, capable woman who can take life on the chin. But every now and again, when I’m sent reeling toward either end of the spectrum, extreme happiness or sadness, I find I’m not quite so invincible by myself. I need companionship. Family, friends, and loved ones are there to celebrate the highs and commiserate the lows. Even when I pretend I’m walking my path alone, it doesn’t negate the fact that they’re still with me.
John Dunne said, “No man is an island, entire of itself.” I think that sums this issue up nicely.
In Ashe Thurman’s fantasy story,“Kitsune no Yomeiri”, a husband’s attempt to embrace his pregnant wife’s culture goes painfully awry. “6 Attempts to Win Jennifer’s Heart” by James Aquilone is a humorous scifi stab at office romance. And finally, in Alison McBain’s mainstream piece “On the Fly”, Jorge struggles with his place in life, both in and out of the kitchen.
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