Monday, September 12, 2016

Feeling Far

Far from my New York friends, who watched the towers fall, and whose memories are seared with images they'd rather not have.

Far from my girls, in new places, having new adventures, and without Google Earth I wouldn't be able to imagine them.

Far from serious culture, after spending the afternoon at Tucson's lovely-not-MOMA Museum of Art.

Far from the green hills of Marin, where September hiking and Fall flowers were one and the same for me.

Far from the Saturdays and Sundays spent driving little girls to soccer games, listening to Car Talk and Gilbert and Sullivan on the radio.

Far from my parents' annual wrangling over whether or not to buy tickets for the High Holy Day services (and some things are fine to be far from, it's true).

Far from studying for my first test of the semester, from completing my first paper, from turning in my first project.

Life has gone on and I am here, with a pack rat nest on one side and a bunny warren on the other side, with memories in picture frames, frozen.

I don't know why.  I just am.


  1. I'd love to see pics of this pack rat nest of which you speak sometime...surely that's not as exciting as it gets for someone as interesting as yourself...haha! Maybe it's time to plan a thrilling adventure or do something spontaneous that you've never done before? It is getting nicer out, maybe that will bring about nice change, I know it does for me. Can't say I blame you for missing your girls & Marin though....I mean, who wouldn't?! Keep shining, my friend...xo

    1. You are right, of course, whoever you are! I need my classes to start (end of Sept) and my girl to get settled (so I can visit) or myself to get motivated and take myself someplace wonderful. I've let myself wallow.....


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