I have not adjusted well to life in the South.
Nope, I have not…
Poor Lena. We’ve all been there, too.
Being guilty of wishful kissing, she misses the point, doesn’t she? Continue reading
Never thought to be jealous of the stars,
Their closeness is an illusion.
Together and alone at once.
We are the stars….
I want to preface this post with a completely unsentimental, but absolutely apropos quote from Anne Lamott:
This isn’t going to start out well. The warm, fuzzy appreciative part comes at the end.
My parents were young when I was born, barely into their twenties and living on the cusp of the 1970’s. On the surface, they had a lot in common, both bright, intelligent and from large, close knit Roman Catholic families. It was the underneath of their relationship that held all the cracks and flaws that would eventually pull them apart. If I had to guess now, as an adult, what finally did break things, I’d have to say it a matter of priorities. My mother’s were to her young family and her marriage. My father’s were simply not. I was three and my sister was newly born when things finally hit critical mass between my mother and father. It’s funny the things you remember: Continue reading
It’s happened to all of us at some point.
You’re at a family barbeque, being helpful by slicing up watermelon for everyone. The middle (which is always the sweetest and if you cut right, is always the magical FIRST BITE…) is perfectly cooled and before you know it, you’ve sliced that “first bite” off a couple of wedges just for yourself.
See the pointy end? It KNOWS it’s the first bite and it’s just daring you…
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An early start to a very long day.
Eight hours ago, my alarm went off, not that I really slept much.
Waking up at 2:30 in the morning is quite different than going to sleep at 2:30 in the morning.