Endings And Beginnings
Tis the season for graduations, everything from five-year-olds moving out of kindergarten to grade one to middle school kids moving on to high school to high schoolers finishing their expected time in education. College is not everyone’s choice. As I watched Sydney walk to get her diploma, I thought about how hard she’s worked to…
Do You Really See Me?
Nobody likes to be pushed aside. Even for a great reason. Brooklyn, at two, has waited with great anticipation for baby brother Mason to show up. She’s been kind to him, giving him kisses when she’s supervised, holding his pacifier in his mouth under the kind eyes of her dad. She wasn’t prepared for the amount of…
Anticipation Has Left The Building
It looked like a graveyard. Christmas blow-ups. Deflated and dejected in their decompressed sadness. We went walking a few days after Christmas, and I felt despondent when I saw the dead-looking blow-ups. It was the let-down of the after-holiday rush. The anticipation was past. Nothing immediate to look forward to. And I was tired.…