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Jun 6, 2023Liked by Monica Danielle

Lovely, as always. Have you read Drinking The Rain by Alix Kate Schulman? It’s a memoir told through the lens of foraging. I highly recommend.

In terms of this platform - Almost 20 years indeed. I remember reading all the archives of your time in NYC after finding you when you were in Utah with my toddler running around underfoot (who is now 6’3” and headed out of my house). Thank you for writing for us who enjoy your perspective. It feels like the rekindling of an old friendship.

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Jun 6, 2023Liked by Monica Danielle

This may be the best post you've ever written. Love to you, Monica.

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Lovely. I could hear the birds and smell the must in this post...

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Jun 7, 2023Liked by Monica Danielle

This is my favorite thing you’ve ever written.

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Jun 7, 2023Liked by Monica Danielle

This is exactly why I love getting in cold water all year round. Wild swimming, even in February, with frost on the ground, as geese make a V overhead and ducks glide by. I never feel more connected with the world than when I’m in that water. It brings me comfort to feel that one day my ashes will float in that water - my seasons over. Going back into earth. Loved this. As an aside, our connection - online - has spanned years but I wouldn’t be where I am now without you. You helped me get a job at Babble way back - when I was transitioning from being a script editor to script writer. My kids were wee and I was broke. That job meant everything. So to in any way support you back, is a pleasure. Plus your writing is, was, will always be, sublime.

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Jun 7, 2023Liked by Monica Danielle

Yes is 10:39 here. You early riser! When I first get in water of below 5 degrees it hurts. Weird aches in my elbows and the base of neck. My torso feels like it’s on fire as the blood rushes to protect my organs. Then after 20 seconds - bliss. No pain. Just swimming like it’s any regular summer day. The high afterwards - partly due to being so present for every single second - partly because your blood has been forced around your whole body - like a computer reboot. It’s my best high. One day we will get to meet! X Maybe have a swim!

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Jun 7, 2023Liked by Monica Danielle

This was great, made me want to go for a hike through the woods. Love that this is a shared activity you do w/your partner. So cool thanks for sharing

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Jun 16, 2023Liked by Monica Danielle

Couldn’t be happier to be reading you after all those years.

Miss A

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