Keys to a Beautiful Heart

Newfound Journal screenshotThis week we’ve had sunny days, a spike in pollution (smog swallowed the Eiffel Tower), and today, an uneventful solar eclipse – from here it looked like any other gray Paris sky.

It is also the first day of spring. Let us celebrate what we can.

I have a small little thing to celebrate, too: publication of a micro-essay in a lovely literary journal.

Here’s a link to my short piece, “Keys to a Beautiful Heart” in Newfound Journal.

Enjoy your weekend!

14 Responses to “Keys to a Beautiful Heart”


  1. 1 Julie Christine March 20, 2015 at 11:50 pm

    I loved your piece! “Smoothing over mistakes by simply trying again.” What a beautiful way to render what is so difficult- all the trying again that makes life shimmer with possibility and vulnerability. Lovely, Sion!

    • 2 paris (im)perfect March 20, 2015 at 11:58 pm

      Thank you for reading and for such a kind comment! I have to thank the editor, too, for convincing me to end on that line. Originally I had written another little paragraph after that, but she convinced me that last line was the stronger idea to end on. So glad it resonated for you. I *love* how beautifully you interpreted it. Yes!

  2. 5 PreteMoiParis March 21, 2015 at 7:21 pm

    It’s a beautiful piece…

  3. 7 Don Lasher March 21, 2015 at 7:39 pm

    Beautiful. Congratulations.

  4. 9 Ana March 21, 2015 at 8:59 pm

    Beautiful little essay. Your writing is so true and full of heart…

  5. 11 buffyschilling March 22, 2015 at 3:30 am

    Lovely essay Sion. You really are a beautiful writer.

    Enjoy your weekend as well. I saw a hint of Spring trying to come today as I drove to Charlottesville for a class. Some of the trees are trying to bud. Enjoy spring in Paris. By the way I took your advice and started my New Year over the other day.

    Take care

  6. 13 Caris Aubeline March 22, 2015 at 5:09 pm

    Such a lovely piece and very inspiring to read as a writer. Beautiful work!


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