Don't you love this quote? I told Libby Q over at Paper Napkin Poetry (see sidebar) that I'm going to remember this when I pass the flowers at the grocery store. Medicine.
Our oldest son, Pastor Brad, came to visit Wednesday morning. I love him! He's such a good son. He looks young, doesn't he? He's 30. Not a boy anymore. My baby.
Blogger friend, Gretchen Joanna, mentioned this book. I am nosy and enjoy reading other peoples' mail. O'Connor was feisty and a bit hard-edged for my marshmallow Pom Pom-ish liking, but I love the way she was vulnerable about her chronic illness and the way she passionately pursued her friends, working hard at caring for them and building relationships. In keeping with the long walks and poetry (long walks are sort of a bust at this point) I'm ordering this magazine. I like it. Have you heard of it?
I found some of my drawings in that closet I mentioned. My mom saved the "artwork" below.
I drew chickens! I guess I was a brave artist then.
I'm not sure why the "sisters" are floating above ground here.
I still like drawing houses.
I'm glad my mother put crayons in my hands at age two and a half! I'm pretty sure this is a self portrait!
This morning, Bill and I were talking about what we remember. He says he doesn't remember a lot of childhood details, but I do. It dawned on me that we don't control what goes in the memory banks. I was nosy/a busybody even then and asked so many questions in one-on-one conversations and then I found myself so entertained by the answers, fascinated really. I have so many characters bouncing around in my brain, all based on a lifetime of remembered encounters. Interesting.
I looked at my class list for next year. I have several siblings of precious former students. Yippee! I looked at some of their photos. Don't eleven year old boys in scout uniforms melt your heart? I'm going to squeeze out every ounce of the lazy days of summer, but I do look forward to meeting my fleet of sixth graders. Oh, July. You are such a lullaby sort of month.
I hope the July atmosphere soothes you today. Popsicles all around! Don't you love Samantha Rose's hold on her blue ice pop? Thank you for stopping in!