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How to Control Your Temper

How I Learned To Stay Still

Janell Burley Hofmann | Posted 11.08.2013 | Parents
Janell Burley Hofmann

She wants me to meet her ferocity. I usually do. Tonight, I surrender. With all of my might, I stay still. Then slowly -- magically -- she softens. The crying stops. Her body gives. She turns on her side towards me, I hold her. She exhales -- sweaty and empty -- and sleeps.