My gift for reading has come down through the maternal line of my family. My great grandmother put seaweed in the fire to read the future. My great aunts all read the cards. I taught myself to read while I was in my teens, prior to knowing my family history. I’ve been reading for 30 years.
I live with my calico cat, Greta, next to a protected wetland. My deck plays host to a constant flutter of birds. Chickadees, wrens, and hummingbirds nest here. A seagull I’ve named Ethel makes my rooftop her nursery every summer.