this is the moon dark as a bird wing & softer, he said & at that moment I knew only the joy of my child
When I was younger, my favorite thing was riding the pony outside the Safeway. My dad always said I should save my money for something better, but I could ride for miles all over the West & always end up back at the Safeway & all it cost was a quarter & I still can’t … [Read More]
I sometimes wake in the early morning & listen to the soft breathing of my children & I think to myself, this is one thing I will never regret & I carry that quiet with me all day long.
Standing by the window watching his father go off to run the world.
I wouldn’t mind being grownup, she told me, if I didn’t have to get up & be grumpy right away every morning.
What are you doing? I said. I’m invisible, he said, Do I have to spell everything out for you all the time? & since he was invisible, I decided I could ignore that.
The first time his laughter unfurled its wings in the wind, we knew that the world would never be the same.
this is a special balancing trick that requires a small child to stay completely still (so it’s still only theoretical)