Being in Time

Cassie Seiple
Something about how life is beautiful and hard
Created 20 Feb 2020
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  • Snake House
    20 Dec 2021 • < 1 min read • 7 2
    The Meters, “They All Ask’d for You” Enjoy this old ballad, “The Lakes of Pontchartrain” by the Be Good Tanyas. Some say it originated during the War of 1812, although the references to a train would ...
  • River of Life
    13 Dec 2021 • < 1 min read • 6 2
    Since finishing treatment, I’ve been very hungry. A friend pointed out that it’s fascinating I can, as an adult, experience growing again. Cell by cell, building back my blood. But how does building t...
  • A Universe of Cells
    06 Dec 2021 • < 1 min read • 15 7
    I’ve been thinking a lot about cells recently. Our bodies a universe of cells, like stars. Looking closely at a human cell, it is quickly clear how little we really know. Nick Paumgarten says as much ...
  • Sound Side
    29 Nov 2021 • < 1 min read • 13 4
    We had a lovely family vacation last weekend on the Florida Panhandle. Mom, Jarrett, April and the cousins joined us on the sound side of a barrier island. The trip straddled summer and fall. We began...
  • Oma's Artistry - Part 2
    20 Nov 2021 • 2 min read • 14 6
    I’d just graduated from high school when Oma woke up and couldn’t move her legs. The ambulance took her two hours away to the University of Virginia Hospital. She was attended by the surgeon who’d fam...
  • Oma's Artistry - Part 1
    11 Nov 2021 • 1 min read • 13 5
    Oma, my maternal grandmother, and I were close. When I was little, her neighbors were German and I must have heard their grandkids call one of them Oma, German for grandmother. What a lovely sound, ‘O...
  • Ofrenda
    05 Nov 2021 • < 1 min read • 19 7
    When David and I lived in Oaxaca, Mexico, we celebrated the Day of the Dead with our friends there. Marigolds. Cockscombs. Branches of ripe fuzzy nispero fruits (Loquat). Stilt-walking skeletons. Cand...
  • Sunday Morning Rituals
    28 Oct 2021 • 1 min read • 16 2
    I’m starting something new here. Comics! Drawings! Words! A little less cancer, a little more art? I don’t really know what will happen, but I enjoy drawing these days and it’s fun to have a friendly ...
  • This Moment
    02 Jul 2021 • 2 min read • 21 8
    This week marks the 12th cycle get to the free hospital oncology parking lot by 7:30 sign in at a computer - first name, last name, birthdate, lab waiting say good morning to everyone in the waiting r...
  • Todo Cambia
    03 May 2021 • 2 min read • 17 5
    I had a dream a few days before my MRI last week (stay with me, I know dream talk can be boring). In it I was six hours late to my MRI because David decided to run a quick errand at my uncle’s farm in...
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