To Study Our Daughters

8 Apr

To Study Our Daughters


Fall Mint

21 Sep

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Exposure Changes Everything

20 Sep

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Conversations On The Front Porch

18 Sep

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The Littlest Frustrations

17 Sep

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Are the ones that make you smile

The Untitled

13 Sep

The next ten weeks or so will be extremely busy for me.

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I hope I get to write and think a bit.

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In the meantime I think I will post my favorite pictures from my summer of playing.

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Did I mention this is a borrowed camera from my mother?

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I just love that camera!

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I mean I just love that woman!

To Win Some

10 Sep

“I don’t normally introduce myself to strangers”, I said shyly.

“I’m no stranger, I am here every day” he quipped in a soft voice.

I sat down next to him, and feeling bold with nothing to loose I just blurted.

“I think your beautiful, I really would love to take your picture”

“I think you are mistaken” he replied with a smile.

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However he smiled like he has heard this before. “What will you do with a photo of me?” he asked.

I might study it some more. I think I might grow up to be an artist.


“That might be alright then, but I hope I don’t break that camera of yours.”

We talked then, of the city and growing up and then old.

We agreed that we all win some and loose some. “mostly I have lost some” he said with distance in his eye.

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I hope today we both won something. I feel richer by having the courage to stop, not just pass by.

Tomatoes and Onions

9 Sep

Perhaps my new WordPress friends remember when I said that I am a horrible gardener.

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That is why I spent the summer foraging.

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The truth is this:
My family planted the garden

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…and allowed me to weed and water it

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We all feel this beautiful sense of pride and ownership.

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Do all gardeners feel this great at the end of a summer?

To Study Our Daughters

8 Sep

To look at them as through a glass darkly
They show us some things
Not like before
When we heard and saw everything
Because they believed that we knew everything
Had all the solutions

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They believe the trail was blazed by mothers long ago
That we already know the way

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Now that she is far from me
I lead her by shadows and suggestions
Pray for her peace
Long to hold her again

To Study Our Daughters

4 Sep

To study my daughter is to see myself more clearly.

I rode that same tractor as a child

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Ran from it and all that it represented


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And now I am back home

To nurture her in the same nest

Under the same sun

Tapping into the same roots

To stand back and watch her grow

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In awe

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