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Looking Forward to Forty

Ivory Roses in April, photo by Paprika Clark, 2016.

Ivory Roses in April, photo by Paprika Clark, 2016.

I’ve wanted to be a wise old woman since I was a child. You can tell because I’m turning 39 in a couple weeks, and I’ve been claiming I’m 40 in conversation for at least 18 months.

Weird Morning Star

Sage Eye, photo and post processing by Paprika Clark, 2017.

Sage Eye photo and post processing by Paprika Clark, 2017.

I am weird. There’s been no doubt in my mind since my earliest memories that people find me unusual rather quickly after meeting me. I’m cluttered with guesses as to why, but I don’t truly…Continue Reading