A Friday ritual. One moment from the week to remember and savor.
* also, I’m published in Romania! Fine print: my friend Stacia, who blogs here, and who is living with her family in Romania for a year asked me to write a haiku for her blog; it’s about Spring and um, birth control.
* the upside of insomnia is the sheer amount of reading you can accomplish at weird hours of the night. I’ve been on an Anne Lamott binge. I just love her so; somehow she makes me wish I too was a recovering alcoholic who found Jesus. If you’re a fan, this video sums her up. Also, someone was kind enough to put together a whole website of her wise and witty quotes.
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* Ever since making the connection between Cat Stevens and chai I’ve been hushing the kids with my rendition of his song, Trouble. They’re so generous about not noticing my creaky singing voice, and it’s amazing how quickly a small squabble over who gets their splinter pulled first becomes forgotten when I hit those first sorrowful notes. Also, they want to know what “death’s disguise” means. Anyone? What a beautiful, sad song. Oh, Cat. I mean, er Yusef.