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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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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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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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Winter Solstice

Today is the winter solstice. I remember another one, many years ago, when we were both younger. I walked across campus to meet you for lunch, mother and son. As I crossed the little bridge over the pond I saw … Continue reading

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My Dad’s Salad Bowl Set

Several years after my father died, and my mother downgraded to a small apartment in an Assisted Living Facility, she didn’t have enough space for a lot of her treasures. I politely declined a great many of them, having treasures … Continue reading

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Dream Children

I can taste them in my dreams–sweet and lush. My babies. So close I can feel their breath, smell their topsy-turvy, tantalyzing innocence. I’m there flesh-to-flesh, and I can’t get enough. The curly, sweat-tangled hair, the pouty, thirsty breath, the … Continue reading

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Monkey Girl

You were drawn to the photo of the laughing child; chubby little face with ears sticking out. “Monkey Girl,” you called her. The grin on that baby’s face lit her up like a thousand suns, one arm wrapped around her … Continue reading

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Requiem for a Chair

Is there a diagnosis for people who have a fatal attachment to a piece of furniture? It can’t be normal. Here’s my story. I’ve owned a certain upholstered chair for forty years. My ex-husband and I bought it when our … Continue reading

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