Siddhartha by the River: On Rivers, Losing Faith, and Enlightenment

Tris Mamone
4 min readAug 4, 2021

Originally published at under the title “The God Delusion.” The original last paragraph has been restored for this version.

We stood together on the shore of the lake, feeling the cool water drag our feet deeper into the sand with each ebb and flow, listening. Back then I believed that if I paid enough attention, I could…

Tris Mamone

LGBTQ News Columnist and Journalist. They/them. Bylines: Splice Today, Rewire, Swell, HuffPost, INTO, etc.