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  • The Lies that Save Us
  • Lisa Dordal (bio)

The Driving through Georgia, we lie like Abraham.Are you sisters? people ask.Yes, we say. Twins, even.Though we are dressed similarly in broad-rimmed hats,long-sleeved shirts and tan pants tucked into thick, white socks(it being tick season and all)—we look nothing alike.Thought so, people say. Smugly almost,as if they have figured out some secret code.As we smile back, knowing the power of things unseen:of atoms, quarks, and auras and all the love that lies between.Kissing energy, we like to call it.But all they can see is, Something. [End Page 60]

Lisa Dordal

Lisa Dordal lives in Nashville, TN with her partner, Laurie, and their two dogs, Chelsy and Ladybug. She received her Master of Divinity degree from Vanderbilt University, where she was the recipient of the Saint James Academy Award, the William A. Newcomb Prize, and the Luke-Acts Prize. Her writing has appeared in Alive Now, The Vanderbilt Review, Theology Today (on-line version), and Voices of Alcoholism (forthcoming anthology).



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