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Oh, how I’ve missed you! The sound of your voice intertwined with the octaves of friends, the chinking of glasses and tapping of tableware. / Where have you been? Behind glass? Behind screens? Behind masks? Masking your smile. Only hints of your crinkled eyes visible.Lucia Cascioli
Check the news. Be there to support your loved ones. Help children go through schooling online. Do shopping for an elderly neighbour. Keep your friendships alive via Zoom. Go out with your face mask on, gloves and hand sanitiser. In the midst of it all, when was the last time you managed a moment of calm to simply be with yourself?
This podcast is a letter the author writes to a former self living in an easier past. She recalls the things that are lost: dinners with friends, travelling, watching someone else smile. Through honesty and acceptance, she checks in with herself and reminds us all that it may take a bit of time – but things will get better.
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About Lucia Cascioli
Lucia Cascioli is a Canadian writer. She has written nine books including her latest, Browning House (2019). Her work is included in People, Places, Passages: An Anthology of Canadian Literature (2018) published by Longbridge Books and has also appeared in Stile Magazine. She has a Combined Honours B.A. (Summa Cum Laude) from McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada and recently graduated from the University of Glasgow with an MLitt in Creative Writing (with Distinction).
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