Tag Archives: Dylan Thomas

Mysterious Memory

There’s six years between my daughters – a significant gap. When the littler one was two, she had a habit of raising her arms and saying, Uppy, to her sister. Naturally tall and strong, my older daughter was happy to tote … Continue reading

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Good and Evil

When the holiday is finished, the dishes washed and floor swept, guests departed, the teenager headed to her nursing home job, the 12-year-old and I walk down to the post office in the dark, to drop a letter in the … Continue reading

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Being a Child

Later in the summer, when the gardens are overrun with weeds, and cucumbers and string beans need to be picked from sagging vines, and the days are long with children swimming, and smoke hangs in the air from cooking outside, … Continue reading

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Summer: Sing Like the Sea

Day by day, this sweet August season winds down. Next week, I’ll walk with my girls down the driveway to the bus stop, where we’ll kick around the fallen apples from the wild trees along the road, looking through the … Continue reading

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Summer

My younger daughter told me today, It will be bad for me in a few years. Why’s that? I assumed she was pre-mourning her older sister’s forthcoming passage into adulthood and that ached-for leap into adult life. My child said, … Continue reading

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Eyes

My dear daughters sometimes  look at the books I’m reading and moan, How can you read that? My Struggle? Come on, mom….. I read on, I read on. In this cool and rainy Vermont July, my nephew and daughter picked wild … Continue reading

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