Learning to ride, falling down, getting back on
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Kelly Grey Carlisle’s essays have appeared in New England Review, Ploughshares, and The Rumpus. She teaches writing at Trinity University in San Antonio, Texas, and edits the new literary magazine 1966: A Journal of Creative Nonfiction.
It was snowing that morning as we left for church, the white sky spitting flakes, enough to dust the car but not enough to cover the dirty snow at the side of the road, the bare patches of dead lawn. It was January in Ames, Iowa, when snow no longer has its fluffy Christmas novelty and simply becomes another cold, hard fact of life.