Arriving according to Thelma Z. Lavine (COVID)

Thelma Z. Lavine fascinating philosophy

professor in college she said once that she

had Infinite Husbands Thelma Z. Lavine told us

that every story has to have a beginning a middle

and of course an end.    From there to here.

Most people begin with arriving or leaving.

If they arrive, they leave in the end.

Not me I said so many years ago.

If I like where I am I’m going to stay.   Well said Thelma Z. Lavine,

seriously considering my answer.  You’d be wrong.


Esther Cohen
Let me tell you why I'm here, and why I hope you'll join me. I am here to poem, to play with words, to tell stories when I can, and to ask you for yours. Words are what I love, how I see, and what I say. Words are how I know my life, and how I find my friends. I'm here to ask you to join me. Right here. To send me your stories, and your poems. And to read mine when you can.


  1. Really liked this one. Just googled up Thelma Lavine. Sounds like an interesting person. Any suggestions on what to read of hers…What about that one on Socrates to Sarte????

    Have a nice day in spite of EVERYTHING !!

  2. Your all time best! Love this.
    Made me thing of the few types of stories:
    *Hero’s Journey (leaving)
    *Stranger Comes to Town (arriving)
    *Coming of Age (leaving & arriving)
    Your teacher was right: if you’d stayed in that so-called perfect spot you’d not have had your story.

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