The Freedom of Hope – SheLoves

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The Freedom of Hope – SheLoves


Essay on SheLoves today:

I can’t shake the sadness and Lucy holds my cheeks.

“Why are you crying?”

“Because I can still touch you.” Because it won’t last forever.

Because news like this, of people I love, breaks my heart. Because when it comes relentless, day after day, there is no respite between the darts for the wounds to heal.

A hanging. A murder-suicide. Jailed without trial. Five hours in line for a food card that will never be granted. Girls kept from school. Stones thrown at refugees. Cancer before thirty. Blood clots on the brain.

The shackles of darkness squeeze tight, strangulate.

Head over to SheLoves to read more.

Happy weekend. We are happy here because we get to video Skype with the two in Kenya. Happyhappy.

By |February 8th, 2013|Categories: Writing|Tags: |8 Comments


  1. mpieh February 8, 2013 at 6:54 pm - Reply

    Hi Rachel. The links to the SheLoves article here didn’t work, so I headed back to facebook to link it there. Just wantet to let you know. Now I’m going to go read your article…I’m sure it’ll be a good one…they always are. 🙂


    • Rachel Pieh Jones February 9, 2013 at 5:18 am - Reply

      Thanks Mandy. I watched the Sarah Groves song this morning too. Made me teary. Now I’m going to iTunes to buy it, song for the year.

  2. Jessi February 8, 2013 at 11:38 pm - Reply

    Hi Rachel, I checked out your blog because of your SheLoves article. I love your writing! Looking forward to more.

    • Rachel Pieh Jones February 9, 2013 at 5:18 am - Reply

      Welcome Jessica, great to hear from you!

  3. Jessica Jones February 9, 2013 at 4:59 pm - Reply

    Hey Rachel, the links are broken.

    • Rachel Pieh Jones February 9, 2013 at 5:45 pm - Reply

      Fixed, i think. Thank you!

  4. Fatma February 10, 2013 at 6:32 pm - Reply

    wow! I love your writing and your adventure for a western woman experiencing the eastern world, from another point of view is amazing!



    • Rachel Pieh Jones February 11, 2013 at 4:09 am - Reply

      Thanks Fatma!

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