TIDE OF TEARS

By John Thomas Tuft

Her face always portrayed a smile to strangers, but if you looked into her eyes you knew it was raining on the inside. When you never feel at home in the world, or even in your own skin, life can become a tide of tears. And the eternal hope is that this tide will not ultimately drown you in your own sorrows. If pain is the great teacher, then Cree was schooled in the Master class. Born with the ‘Devil’s Mark’ of a deep burgundy birthmark on the skin of the left side of her face, from just in front of her ear, around the eye and across the bridge…