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Judith

Essays, Memoirs, and True Stories

Prayer

Prayer is an action, a strong action in a positive direction, a lifeline to pull us out of our own despair.

June 1976
Essays, Memoirs, and True Stories

Out Of The Bed And Into The Frying Pan

It’s so strange to sit here listening to you talk of how fat you were, comparing your past and present dimensions like some baseball record.

October 1974
Essays, Memoirs, and True Stories

All The Smiling Faces

It’s not just that this is a small town where everybody knows you. Even on my first day in Chapel Hill I was greeted by many smiling faces and hellos as I walked down Franklin Street. Believe me, after Buffalo, NY, and Washington, D.C., it was an overwhelming feeling that made me say, “Yes, I think I’ll stay here,” as I know many other travelers have done.

September 1974
Essays, Memoirs, and True Stories

The Fantasy

At 13, it seemed so confusing. I had to check out the symptoms in the “Facts of Love and Life” — quickening pulse, heavy breathing. What a thrill to know that I had turned someone on. And the fantasy of potency, marking good night kisses on the calendar.

June 1974
Essays, Memoirs, and True Stories

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The lady at the local grocery

The lady at the local grocery says she works seven days a week. “I love it,” she says. “Nothing to do at home but watch TV.”

February 1974
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