Category: Family

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Pretention

It’s easier to pretend that this is what i wanted.My life is good. And I did dreamOf this.I dreamt, too, of more. But when people ask, I say “I’m very blessed”, because I amI...

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Sparking Sorrow

With Marie Kondo’s show on Netflix, I finally decided to read her book and fold my clothes up tiny and pass along my unused items. Our whole family is participating and it’s definitely going...

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What I Think of This

The server walked up and surveyed our table. “What do you think of this?” she asked. I had my head down trying to sort out what seemed like a byzantine list of options. To...

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My Mother’s Quilt

The Quilt  written by Kathleen Powers, May 2003 I love how this poem uses quilting as a metaphor. We might have been dogmatic and precise, even ripping apart our efforts if they did not...

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The Patterns of Life

My mother was an excellent knitter, especially with mittens, hats and sweaters. She often wove pictures into the sweaters.  When my daughter was in her Madeline phase (“In an old house in Paris that...