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  • Sometimes it is nice to spend a day cooking a well-thought out menu for guests, bring out the tablecloth and the crystal and match the napkins to the flowers. Most days, though, I am happy to just spice my sandwich with a little mustard and go.

    I am not looking for the perfect sentence when I write, although it does make my breath catch when I spy one in someone else's text.

    When I am writing for Cowbird, mostly I am looking for the stories inside me, to make sure I don't forget them before I realise they are there. I am a bit afraid that if I start editing too much, I will end up with a cardboard version of myself, like a Martha Steward cutout in the grocery store. No flaws but no smell or flavor either. Besides, English is not my first language, I will just freak out if I start worrying about it too much.

    I love to peek into people's heads and lifes, into the little and big moments, ways of seeing the world. Please, let's not worry about it too much. If you have a story or a thought you want to share, that's good enough.
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