“Because without the mess, without the responsibility, what is love really? A catalogue of nostalgic kindnesses? A shallow glow of belonging? While a gentle regard might endear one person to another, I doubt its power to sustain them. Love is too expansive for ego’s boundaries. It crashes through comfort, feeding on the trust of everything that has come before. It holds the present like a gift. It reaches, slowly, for what might be.” ~ Laura Jean Moore
The word “change” brings my father to mind, because in the past few months he’s sea-changed from an elderly but still recognizable version of himself to an ancient, fragile soul who, if you’re not careful, can become a completely different person in your eyes. You have to look […]
Life is change. Surely you’ve heard that before, and probably more than once. Probably, you’ve heard it so many times, it has ceased to mean much to you. It is perhaps the truest cliché in all of human history. It’s true on the most basic biological level. Human […]
In numerology, the number 7 is the seeker, the theorist, the searcher of Truth. The 7 doesn’t take anything at face value – it brooks no fools; it is always trying to understand the underlying arcana. The 7 knows that nothing is exactly as it seems and that […]
Those left in my family since the loss of my daughter, Valerie, crowded around the lit tree, except for me. I sat in the background. She had never liked anyone touching her things. During the decorating, I had been the one to hang her Mouse King.
Change Seven Magazine is accepting submissions of short fiction, flash, poetry, creative nonfiction, photography, and other visual art through Jan. 1, 2015. After that, I’m taking a Hawaiian vacation and leaving the slush pile behind, so get it in while the getting is good.
So you can see we’ve acquired a sleek new logo, which was designed by Winston-Salem artist Grant Wilmoth. I found Grant on LinkedIn, and having no real idea what we were looking for, we relied solely on his expertise.
Originally, this post was a gushing love letter extolling some (but not nearly enough) of the virtues of the seven incredible pieces of work that follow. And while the intensity of my admiration burns on, I’ve edited the post to spare my writer-crushes a bit of embarrassment; but more importantly, I […]
Our beautiful background photo is used with permission by Rachel Kertz. Here’s a bit about Rachel from her website: Behind the Lens I have been in love with taking photos for a while and to my delight, I discovered that other people actually enjoyed my photos as well.
We write from memory. Beach water was always too cold, sand too hot to walk across, the sun too bright for my eyes. Once my towel was wet, gritty, I had no where comfortable to be, no island safe from the encircling cigarette butts and shards of worn […]