Category Archives: love

Two-Year-Old

Once, while I lay on the sofa resting, he put his building blocks close to my face and played with them, his face inches from mine, his baby breath close enough to feel. I just lay there, entranced. Advertisements

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The Last Good-bye

The other day I watched a video about grief and the facilitator gave us a topic to think about.  “The last time I saw you.” Why can’t I remember our good-bye the last time I saw you? It was hot … Continue reading

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Bass Player

I like to watch you with your bass guitar– the way you finger the strings. They say you’re good, and I want to hear what makes you good. I watch your fingers as I hear the thumping chords, wanting to … Continue reading

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Red High-Tops

Was just on Facebook. A friend posted a pic of her 3 year old son sitting pigeon-toed, wearing a pair of bright red sneaks. Cute as a button.  It took me back. Thirty years back. It was Christmas eve afternoon, … Continue reading

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Very Much

“No matter how much I do it’s never enough!” I fumed, uncorking my pent-up anger, letting her have a full measure of my true feelings. She cried, unleashing her own frustration at the life she calls hell these days. My … Continue reading

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For Mary Oliver, Poet

Mary Oliver, the poet, died last week at 83. Intensely private, she rarely granted interviews, but I heard one on the radio this morning. When gently probed by her interviewer, she hinted at a dark and menacing childhood, and said … Continue reading

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The Fiddler

It’s not you, my dear. You love me as well as you can. You couldn’t love me any better. It’s just that you’re a fiddler trying to play a Stradivarius. You’re a good fiddler, but I’m not a fiddle. You … Continue reading

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Letting Go

So many things still remind me. The little egg pan he gave me because he had two, the talking Christmas teddy bear, NPR, the Friday night news, the Valentine earrings, the monitor right in front of my eyes – he … Continue reading

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Lucas, the Wonder Dog

He’s the first to greet me when I ring the doorbell. Twenty pounds of cuddlesome friendliness. A dust mop on four legs with a stumpy little metronome of a tail. Big brown eyes that say Hi, how are you? Wanna … Continue reading

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Tough Love

You say you need discipline, you need me to remind you of things undone. You want me to care enough to push. I can push all right, but it wouldn’t come from caring – it would come from controlling – … Continue reading

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