Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Musings on a New Season of Motherhood

Well, we're leaving now. Call us if you need anything over the weekend...

Okay, have a safe trip, Mom.

Have a safe trip, Mom? I'm supposed to be the one saying, Have a safe trip, as he leaves for camp, or tour, or school, or whatever the next adventure is... Now instead of him leaving for a trip without us, we are leaving for a trip without him.

1:00 AM The phone rings in our hotel room as we sleep.

Mom, I think I have to take Cherith to the Emergency Room. She might have appendicitis or something.

Oh, I am not supposed to be 200 miles away when something like this happens. I should be panicking, but I'm not. He is calm and caring and ready to do whatever it takes to be sure his sister is safe.

Although he is not a parent yet, our son has stepped out of childhood and begun his journey of manhood. Not that it began with this incident, but I just became more conscious of it at this time, I guess.

Friday, July 23, 2010

Summer Break

Scattered snacks litter
space that waited all year for
dormancy to end.

Saturday, July 17, 2010

Conneaut Lake Sunset Illustrated

Conneaut Lake sun-
set obscured by lacy tufts
sheds rose rays on waves.

Photo by Bill Danielewicz

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Conneaut Lake Sunset

Conneaut Lake sun-
set obscured by lacy tufts
sheds rose rays on waves.

Saturday, July 3, 2010

On the Eve of Independence Day

Songbirds serenede
While Bill washes the gray car
And I prune roses.