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Invasion of Personal Space

May 29, 2022

On the flight home from Nashville, Ken and I had separate seats. I sat in the back by these two teenagers, possibly brothers.

Ten minutes in, the one next to me rested his head on my shoulder. I mean, he was really snuggling in, just like this little guy is with his bananas.😂

He sat up groggily; the poor thing was so tired, I don’t think he even realized he was doing it.

Then, he did it another time. And again.

I pretended not to notice. 😏

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.