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Headed For The Hot Tub

June 1, 2023

That awkward moment when you decide to visit the hot tub for the first time on your vacation because the night you arrived, you were exhausted after a two-hour drive and six-hour flight, and the second night you were caught up in your cribbage tournament, so the third night in, you take 5 minutes to wriggle into your bathing suit—looking forward to quality time with the husband because there is not a soul in the hot tub—and you go outside only to discover it’s raining, and you start to turn around and head back in, but instead, tell yourself not to be a weenie, square your shoulders, and skip over to the entrance of the pool, only to be told by a lady leaving that the hot tub is broken. 😩

About Marie de Haan

Marie is a gifted pianist, playing since the age of nine. As a teenager, she composed mainly instrumental piano music. She released her powerful debut single, “I Am Broken,” on October 22, 2020, a song whose creation drew heavily upon the trauma she endured as a victim of childhood sexual abuse. Marie held a benefit concert on September 10, 2021, in Skagit County. A portion of the proceeds went to CrossRoads Youth Ranch; this local organization—through equine therapy—empowers “at-risk and sexually exploited youth to heal, grow, and thrive.” She has continued to write music: Christian, folk, and country. Marie loves hiking, gardening, and photography. The Pacific Northwest—where she lives with her husband—is the backdrop for her favorite activities.