Losing My Religion and Finding Faith on Spanish Vineyards
My family’s understanding of religion was too individualistic for my liking. But I still wanted to hold faith in something bigger than myself.
The Burial of Count Orgaz
Meg Bernhard is a writer from California's Inland Empire who spent several years living in Spain and Belgium. She's written for the Los Angeles Times, The New Yorker, the Virginia Quarterly Review, Guernica, and others. An essay she wrote for Hazlitt about finding meaning in shared grief will be published in the 2021 Best American Travel Writing anthology. She is currently working on a book about wine and power.
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