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Why can’t we control the weather?

WHY CAN’T WE CONTROL THE WEATHER? BY ELEANOR LERMAN 34THPARALLEL MAGAZINE ISSUE 46

People are always trying to control the weather, in their personal relationships, their work environment, or in the big-picture areas of human destiny. But this can’t be done, not reliably, not consistently, so wouldn’t we be happier, calmer, less driven and crazy, if we put less effort into trying to make everything turn out the way we wish it would? 

Why don’t you love me?

TRIGGER HAPPY BY KAYLA BACKER 34THPARALLEL MAGAZINE ISSUE 46

He pulls the trigger. There’s a dull thud in my chest and I can’t breathe. “Eric, I want to be like you.” Another shot. “I want to be a part of your family.” Shot. “I want to be like you.” Shot. “Why don’t you love me?” Shot.


34THPARALLEL MAGAZINE ISSUE 46

GINSBERGIANS STREAM ON BY ANNETTA DEXTER SAWYER, TRIGGER HAPPY BY KAYLA BACKER, DOMINOES BY LISA MARIE PEREZ, RITUALS BY DONNA DALLAS, WHY CAN’T HUMAN BEINGS CONTROL THE WEATHER? BY ELEANOR LERMAN, EVEN BY JENNIFER WHEELOCK, LIKE FLEAS ON WHITE BY DARCY CASEY.