bekah brunstetter
Bekah Brunstetter I care deeply. About a lot of things. Like really, really deep. Ow
playwright in brooklyn, NY

What I need to Hear

July 8th, 2019 by Bekah Brunstetter

Yesterday, a Sunday morning:

  • I wake up, feeling a need to go to church and be quiet and reflective and pray
  • I Go to church
  • Okay, yes, I get there a few minutes late, but I take my program humbly, receptively, sneak in through the back door
  • I WALK RIGHT IN MID-DEDICATION OF BABIES
  • (For the non-church going readers: this is when new parents bring their babies on stage and dedicate themselves, as parents, to raising their Baby in the church, and the pastor blesses the baby, and the baby pretends to answers questions and all of the childless mothers of Gilead in the sanctuary turn to brownie batter and melt out of their seats and die)
  • I consider TURNING THE OTHER WAY AND RUNNING OUT OF THE CHURCH, and being quite noisy about it on purpose, maybe slamming through some doors, so that everyone knows my pain, and then sits there, putting two and two together
  • I decide, instead, to quietly, respectfully take a seat towards the back and cry quietly, respectfully while the babies are dedicated
  • I Listen to the Pastor as he tells the congregation that this couple in particular prayed and prayed for their daughter Rose; that she was a gift, not an assumption
  • I realize how badly I needed to hear this
  • I sit there, quietly, hearing everything else I needed to hear

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FOME

July 6th, 2019 by Bekah Brunstetter

Fear Of Missing Earthquake

Because if the earth quakes beneath your home and you’re conveniently out of town and not there to feel it WON’T IT QUAKE EVEN MORE WHEN YOU RETURN SO THAT YOU DON’T FEEL LEFT OUT OF A TERRIFYING LIFE EXPERIENCE THAT HAS THE POTENTIAL TO UNITE YOU WITH YOUR NEIGHBORS / IS THIS NOT HOW SCIENCE WORKS?

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HAPPY 4TH FROM OLYMPIA, WASHINGTON

July 4th, 2019 by Bekah Brunstetter

LAND OF TRUTH; OPTIMISM; BATHROOM WALL SCRAWLS LIKE ‘ABORT THE PATRIARCHY;’ RECYCLED PAPER COMMUNITY JOURNALS BEARING MESSAGES OF HOPE

ALSO VEGAN SAUSAGE; TREES. No but really it’s hard to feel fully patriotic these days but I feel grateful for my freedom (TO EAT MEAT MADE OUT OF PLANTS, SHOULD I WANT THAT.)

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COMEDY, EVERYWHERE

July 2nd, 2019 by Bekah Brunstetter

Nothing is without humor. Nothing ever. You can always find it. People say the wrong things at funerals, joke about their cancer. Infertility can be, and should, hilarious. While you wait for your doctor, look close. Keep looking past the Sad, the Not. THERE ARE TINY SPERM STICKERS ON THE WINDOW.

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