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Friday, April 9, 2010

Never too old

I love the way bubbles
  tickle the skin

     Twirling around,
       arms in the air

          catching the bubbles
            as they float

               up up up

Thursday, April 8, 2010

Love song to a lover or a child?

As a babywearing mama, I'm moved to vote child.

Love Me Tender
by Ken Darby

Love me tender,
love me sweet,
never let me go.
You have made my life complete,
and I love you so.

Love me tender,
love me true,
all my dreams fulfilled.
For my darlin' I love you,
and I always will.

Love me tender,
love me long,
take me to your heart.
For it's there that I belong,
and we'll never part.

Love me tender,
love me dear,
tell me you are mine.
I'll be yours through all the years,
till the end of time.

(When at last my dreams come true
Darling this I know
Happiness will follow you
Everywhere you go.)

Life in verse

I love quotes. Sometimes I feel I'm copping out by selecting a quote rather than writing original verse. I mean, it's easy to take something beautiful and say it applies to your life, but then, are you really inspired by your life if you can't come up with something beautiful yourself?

In the movie "You've Got Mail," Kate wrote, "Sometimes I wonder about my life...So much of what I see reminds me of something I read in a book, when shouldn't it be the other way around?" Part of me says, "good point," while another part of me says, "that's true for me, and I don't see anything wrong with that!" I do, however, also see life in books. Does that make me better than Kate, or is she just missing that side of her experience; she really does see life in books, but books are so intertwined with her life that she doesn't notice?

"Pilgrims are poets who create by taking journeys."
~ Richard Niebuhr, theologian

I think language is all poetry, and I think life is all poetry. All the elements build on each other and play against each other in a sort of dance or song...beauty. Even when the poetry is sad or angry or violent...it all has its place.

Therefore, what is verse but a reflection of life itself? Is it wrong to use someone else's verse to illustrate my life? Am I cheating by utilizing someone else's strengths - skill with written or spoken word - to enhance my strengths or define my weaknesses or simply enhance my experience?

I've been reading Traveling with Pomegranates, a wonderful, true book about a mother's journey and a daughter's journey and how they are intertwined. Both women are writers by nature, and it seems as though the written word is so much a part of their existences that they cannot help but let it seep into everything they think and do. Certainly they write some wonderful words themselves, but so many of their self realizations are brought about by creations of other writers, whole stories or even a small phrase buried in the thick of a poem.

We use songs to define moments in our lives: a relationship, our youth, a bride's dance with her father. We are not expected to write a song to capture each of those moments. In fact, often the association with the song is because the song spoke to us on a personal level or seeped into our subconscious and took root in the memory.

I could circle around this subject for hours. (Who am I kidding? I have.) So I'll just throw it out to the universe and see what comes back. For now, I'll stick to collecting my favorite quotes and drawing inspiration from all that is around me.

A Secret Club?

The episode of 19 Kids and Counting on 2/17/10 really tugged at my heartstrings. I realized that you sort of join a secret club when your child is born with a life-threatening health condition. I'm always praying for my kids and those of loved ones, and now I'm going to add us parents. Our kids smile and laugh and don't have a clue what's going on. But we have to endure all the unanswered questions and anticipate the tests and doctor visits and brace ourselves for the possibilities of bad news while hoping for the best news. That's horribly taxing. This is a time when all I can say is thank God for God! I don't know how I'd get through without Him.

Mikey Update 4/8/10

The cardiologist re-reviewed Mikey's file and agrees it is likely the vascular ring is causing the aspiration, though he's not convinced. He is referring us to the surgeon. And the wait begins again...

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Mikey Followup 4/7/10

We had a VERY disappointing appointment today. We've waited a week and a half for this appointment, and the doctor hadn't even read most of our file! I had to tell HIM what the plan was! He's going to reread our file and call me back today or tomorrow. WHAT?! Yeah. I'm frustrated and peeved.