I’m afraid yesterday’s post sounded willfully ignorant, choosing not to watch the Republican National Convention because I don’t have cable TV. Obviously, I could have streamed it through NPR. The truth is my brain needed a break. As it was, … Continue reading
Because I didn’t finish the long post I began this morning. Because I let the summer day take me where it wished. To the water. Big waves churning and breaking. My little girl running straight in. I chased her down … Continue reading
Today I didn’t glance at social media once and spent the last hours of light watering all the gardens while the toddler ran through the spray and danced in the puddles. (Post 159 of 365)
Cars fly down our street. 50 mph in our 25 mph zone. Everyone in a rush. We’ve talked to the neighbors about petitioning the city for speed bumps. This morning maybe it was speed, maybe distraction, maybe just not-giving-a-shit that … Continue reading
I read this essay yesterday that really made me think. Rachel’s beautifully crafted essays always make me think. This one felt especially timely because I’d just finished taking stock, assessing the changes and discoveries that have evolved over the course … Continue reading
“There are moments in our lives, there are moments in a day, when we seem to see beyond the usual. Such are the moments of our greatest happiness. Such are the moments of our greatest wisdom.” Robert Henri After the … Continue reading
I realized a lot of my recent posts have been about the past.
The real-time me worries about the future, trying to problem-solve things that can’t be solved in the space of a single day.
I was impatient and frustrated this morning, mostly because I wasn’t able to write; (not writer’s block, but family block – is that a thing? It should be.)
This photo was taken today. This afternoon. I look at it and think, oh my God, I am so lucky. Get out of your head, girl. There is only today.