I just pulled out a calendar and had to count and recount the weeks we’ve been here. We moved in on December 12. That means not quite six weeks. Am I counting right? It seems longer, but makes me feel better about not yet being settled, especially since we’ve seen Christmas come and go and […]
Wednesday, October 12 Today I’m stepping out with my best friend. Siri, where’s the nearest nail salon? Oh, good. I noticed your nails were getting sharp. Siri can be a little sharp herself. But we go exploring, and I get clipped, salted, scrubbed, and lotioned. At Publix I help a man find the cottage cheese. He’s on his […]
Tuesday, October 11 Today I’m making not home home A place for everything in its place until we find a new place Until we find a home.
Monday, October 10 Today there were cotton fields in red clay off the beaten track, tea that tasted like love, all the M&M’s you could eat, and a sweet speckled tile, handcrafted for home. Orange or grapefruit– take your pick take both. There was a leak in a tire and a sister-in-law’s threat to report the owner to […]
The men are laying new vinyl today. “Do you want the seam here… or there?” asks the one in charge. And I’m thinking, I don’t care. I won’t be living with it. This will no longer my home. I’m losing my sense of home. I’m already separating from it like a dying person begins to […]
“All changes, even the most longed for, have their melancholy; for what we leave behind us is a part of ourselves; we must die to one life before we can enter another.” ~Anatole France Home. That’s the word I chose to guide my year in 2015. “It might mean fewer words see the light this […]