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they were here

that feeling when
your family folk pile into
a pale green van,
and slowly begin
their northward
drive
away

and you cry
as you watch
the van disappear:

a little bit because
they are leaving,

but mostly,
blessedly,
because
they
were
here

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One fine Freshly Pressed day

When it rains, it pours.

Sometimes terrible circumstances converge, making it hard to keep my head above water.

Other times, the rain is a downpour of a feathers and fairy dust. I’m submerged but breathing, and it all feels glorious. Yesterday was just such a day.

I got to spend time with my baby son.

I’ll return to paying work soon, but for now I am able to set the pace of daily life … with some input from my seven-month-old!

Two weeks ago I only got to spend a few waking minutes with him daily. After watching him crawl around my living room and attempt to eat everything at floor level yesterday, Read more…

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