Wednesday, March 31, 2021
Tuesday, March 30, 2021
Sunday, March 28, 2021
Maggie O'Farrell has totally sucked me in.
Saturday, March 27, 2021
eleven years since I first tried this? I have a half dozen pieces in the closet that turned out great that never got the marketing they deserve.
Wednesday, March 24, 2021
Tuesday, March 16, 2021
I'm out of practice. Rising before dawn, driving in the dark. He was on schedule even if there was no bus to meet. After a long day of digital school at home, he was eager to work on his own project. An Idea Jar.
"Nana. How do you spell ...."
Jake and I coached him through sounding out 'dance', 'play', 'pretend' and others of his own conjuring as he did his best printing on slips of construction paper.
I could hear the key turning in the lock on the magic trick of reading and writing.
Five years ago, I watched him take his first steps. This was better by far.
Saturday, March 13, 2021
Friday, March 12, 2021
Just as I finally got comfortable, he trampled over me like a herd of wildebeest. Stood on my hip. Rumpused up to my shoulder then back to my feet. Sasquatch working a mountain ridge.
I got up. The day had poured from murky to golden. Headache be damned.
The new linen arrived earlier and I'd prewashed a big square. I grabbed it from the machine, bundled a double handful of skeins in it and went down to mix some magic.
This is on him.
Monday, March 08, 2021
Saturday, March 06, 2021
"Well, let him out before he smothers!"
Thursday, March 04, 2021
All night long I kept hearing a freight train coming. Shazam! It's here.
I haven't been decent before lunch in a while and before the croak of dawn this morning THIS transpired.
I am so grateful to all of you who have ridden along this far, brave souls. I will be naming names, so, no place to hide.
AND to remind myself that this is just the beginning and there's still a lot of work to do.
Wednesday, March 03, 2021
Hear me sisters, Fire, Wind, Water and Earth, in all your names and guises.
Light the watchtowers for us.
Hold back the night.
I ask cover from all quarters.
Bless us this circle and we within.