Weekending into Spring, 2013

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Friday’s sunshine came late

showed up first covered in grey

rain held tight after school drop off &

since I’d slept in

with a promise I wouldn’t drink coffee until I ran

I pushed Olive in the stroller, running it seemed in circles

up & down hills

so easily she falls asleep this way, still, even at three

at four miles we’d reached the muffin store

where she thought we were going all along

why did it take so long today? she asked at counter,

still sleepy, allthewhile smiling & all in love on Fridays,

just as it always is

when it’s just the two of us.

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The Labor Project: A Birth in Words and Pictures

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I am excited to introduce a project worked with a friend, for a friend.  Sara Parsons Photography and I present The Labor Project: A Birth in Words and Pictures.  Sara’s post can be found [HERE].  Attending a birth is an honor, a privilege and a downright amazing experience.  Writing a narrative alongside an artist and wonderful friend like Sara is an honor, a privilege and a downright amazing experience.

This is the story of falling in love with a baby before we even met her, the story of witnessing two friends fall deeper in love and the joy of meeting someone you just know you’ll know a lifetime in their very first second of life.  This experience brought me to my knees in the end, a wreck of being awake 39.5 hours after witnessing such beauty I though my heart would explode.  I wailed in happiness, and entered a place where the only logical thing to do was roll around in the grass in the sun in full, tearful joy. I forever remain grateful to be a part of this.

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Weekending into March, 2013

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Today  really starts where yesterday left me wondering if people who live in always-sunny places can ever truly appreciate the sunshine.  with a middle girl sick on the sofa for two straight holy-high 104.3 feverish days of wind and rain, I drove out to the beach with a mocha, parked close enough to see the waves break, turned the tunes up loud enough to not hear the rain drops explode and prayed for sunshine.  I’m the girl who believes an evergreen tree looks best in fog.  I’m the girl who likes a late night walk in drizzle to the movie theatre when a zombie flick comes to town, and I love the feeling of a fast run out of an unexpected pouring rain.  but.  but.  sometimes the grey gets to me. and I was oh so thankful sunday, shades pulled open at the too-early hour of our three year old to reveal a bright blue, cotton ball cloud sky.  at the beach, we were one of five cars.  I couldn’t believe it, expecting the entire island to be rolling in the sunshine, turning cheeks to the wind.  and, as it happens on a tiny island, we shuffled into friends on the rock-covered shore.  we talked kite surfing, watched as they lifted, sailed south.  it’s mesmorizing to watch kite boarders.  I can barely fly a kite, stand on a paddleboard or jump high into the air, so I can’t imagine doing all three at once.  oh, add 49 degree water.  nuts.  awesome.

The beaches of where we live are the best playgrounds

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This Moment: Olive Loves Rocks

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This moment.

A Friday ritual.  A simple, special, extraordinary moment.  A moment I want to pause, savor and remember because it’s what life is all about.


 

This Moment, My Third Watcher

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This moment.

A Friday ritual.  A simple, special, extraordinary moment.  A moment I want to pause, savor and remember because it’s what life is all about.