birds in a barrel's mission is to release creative nonfiction into the wild.

40 Days & 40 Writes is its first project.

The Time I Met My Son

The first impression that stands out in my mind above all others is the first time I met my son. I grew him in my womb for 10 months, talked to him, meditated on him, envisioned what he would look like, etc. Nothing compared to the feeling ignited upon seeing him freshly plucked from my body. I felt a rush of emotions ranging from fear, excitement, panic, joy, love, sadness, intimidation, awe, to the deepest love I have ever know. I was also thankful to be alive to witness this miracle. I can’t think of any first impression that stands out in my mind quite like that.

Remember Who You Are

Seemingly Inconsequential