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Pitch and Sway

Posted on February 20, 2009

It depends on the moment, but lately there is very little still. We live in cycles of motion, pitching and listing, then swaying and lolling. I cannot say that I prefer one over the other, but I am clearly dazed, unable to really root myself in anything but the anticipation of the next propulsion. Briar huffing, bossing Avery. Briar writing, asking, surging ahead. Avery pouting, lamenting that she is not in school. Avery gasping for breath between body wracking guffaws, Avery exclaiming, “By. My. Self!” Finley scaling stairs. Finley exploring outlets. Finley finding itty bitty bits of plastic. Finley doing and doing. I watched the numbers on the calender whiz past. I haven’t written. It ricocheted off the hampers of clothes waiting to be…

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Haunted.

Posted on February 20, 2009

Sorry, were you looking for something profound? This isn’t it. This is straight up coveting. You know when you see something and know you have to have it? I wasn’t quite there. Now I am. It’s in-your-face-yellow and covered in graphics. I want, oh how I want, want, want. Oh, Lulu Lemon, you are my kryptonite! Special thanks to Karla for introducing me to LL and igniting an addiction. And thanks to Mom and Abs for finally getting me there at a time when I could appreciate it.

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Decorating the days

Posted on February 4, 2009

Through the window I can see icicles suspended beneath branches, silver droplets casting rainbows and carving bowls in the snow. There are cardinals and blue jays, bunnies and tom cats. Ribbons billow from the birdhouse, hangers-on from a summer party. The sheer curtain, with its lacy border, flutters as the furnace blows, Cheerios skitter on the floor and the pages curl. Sparkle paint and colored construction paper upstaging the winter scene beyond. My life inside, my girls and the exquisite mess that comes from playing and loving, dazzle, pressing on my heart and stoking my soul— I am alive. Here, in the midst of what I can only describe as heaven on earth.

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