Family and Flexible Vision

I wish that I could find a (nonexistent) journal entry from back when I was in college where I said something like: “Ten years from now, I can see myself…”  And then I described the vision of my life.  The vision I had before marriage, before kids.  Wow. That would be good for a laugh….

The Daily Turn #24: The Space Between

there’s always this moment,laying in bedseventy-five percent awake and twenty-five percentstuck in dream,where you are starting to realizeyou are alive–you have a name and a faceand a family,and this is a particularday of the weekin which you have a specific list ofthings to do.It only takes a split-secondfor all this informationto come flooding backinto the brainthat has…

The Daily Turn #14: walking with myself

If I could go back, I would walk with myself like a mother and child holding hands. I would say: Don’t be afraid of growing up. Don’t worry that you may lose one by one (to imagined fires, through open windows, at the hands of nonexistent strangers) every one, and that you couldn’t outlive the…

The Daily Turn #10: Glow

When I look back years from now on this particular summer I will remember the taste of lavender the laughter of children the sweat on my husband’s brow not furrowed, but soft rainbows over sunflowering eyes– A warm yellow memory, like spilled-out sun– the same brightness I have felt right in the core welling up…