Tag: be here now

in which kiddo is with the times

I came home after a doozy of a day and went immediately for my pajamas. While I was changing, Kiddo knocked on my bedroom door and asked to come in. “Did you hear?” she enthused, bouncing on her heels. We talked about the SCOTUS decision, about the dissents, about our reactions and the reactions of our friends. How we’d both thought…

on living with a hurricane

I’ve been working on this thing lately, a push to regain my body. It’s exhausting. Regaining your health really takes it out of you, as it turns out. Funny, right? Maybe I just needed to hit a really low point first, though, in order to gain the momentum. It gets jumbled. Either way, here I am, scuttling from one appointment…

in this now

I’m in bed, insomniatic, listening to Sam breathe. As miserable as I know tomorrow will be, I am grateful for this moment. We are here, we are we, this is now. Tonight I’ll lay awake and not dream of other countries, other places and faces, other lives. Tonight I will give myself this moment, nothing more or less: safe and…