and how’re you doin’? when life is going in unexpected directions… When I was in my teens, I spent two years learning to speak Serbo-Croatian in preparation for a semester in Yugoslavia. When I got to Novi Sad, I was placed with a family (grandmother and her two grand daughters) that spoke… Hungarian. Okay. So […]

We’re on the swing. The three of us. Feeling – well – kind of tender. Some days are like this. And so we get up on the swing. And watch. Up high. Together. Today I ordered seeds for my garden. And stakes for the tomatoes that I’ll grow. I even researched raspberries. I’m a little

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Some of us are busier than ever. Many are not. Many are just hanging. And now, I am lucky beyond lucky to be hanging with Ariella. After a stretch of alone time while she got pure. And Nika and Scott and Cecilia got pure – as I call this apart time. It felt so odd

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This rough sketch on the rough paper – can you see? Yes. On a bench, people all jammed together. Way back when. Can you hear their laughter? Their chit chat. You know they’re making a commotion. Sounds. I was on my daily and so welcome walk with Peaches. In the woods. I hear this cacophony

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Oh yeah. It’s Monday. Back in your seat. Pencil in hand. You make one mark. You make the next. Then oops. Where’s your eraser, darn it? Smudge smudge smudge. You did NOT mean to do that and now look… You just wanted it to be right. You wanted it to be perfect. You didn’t want

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I got this new water color paper. When I went to order more, the store was sold out of the type I’d been using. So I decided to be adventurous. These are my first attempts on this Japanese one that I bought online, sight unseen. It’s rough. But I kind of love how it has

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Lifting the head. Getting it up off the horizontal. Looking around. Yes. It’s all about that isn’t it? Throughout life. You wake up in the morning. Pick that head up off our pillow and have a look see. If it was possible to see right away. For years, as a child, I’d climb out of

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Can you see the figure? So quiet. Resting. What a magical word that is. For the new mother, what you cherish is sleep. For yourself. For your child. And as the child gets older, you continue to appreciate those moments. Down time. A chance to breathe. Relax. Or do your own thing. I was fortunate

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Rock-a-by baby. That’s the first impulse. Soothe the small small being. Lulled. The brain gets surges of sweet momentum. And is eased. Then … a little older: come the swings. Pump, push, pump, push! Higher. Higher. Higher. Back/forth. Back/forth. Wind in your hair. Floating off the ground. And your body surging one way and then

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Okay, so life is going along going along going along. Park time, woods walk time, feeding time, that expected routine. Day in day out. Slight shifts. Nothing major. Then… what’s this? Someone else taking me to the dog park? And only the dog park? Day after day? For weeks. Okay, okay … let me get

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