Anna Herrington's Blog – June 2010 Archive (5)

My Ex-Husband is Here -- a Saving Grace (OS Archive - 2010)

I saw you last night, for the first time in years.
You turned up unexpectedly
although I knew you were coming to town...
 
You look older --  
your hair is thinning, your middle's thicker.
 We had just come back from the lake, the house was a mess.
 
I just couldn't spend a minute getting ready for you.
 
I'd spent the previous week talking to myself --
reminding…
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Added by Anna Herrington on June 28, 2010 at 1:00pm — No Comments

I Had a Father's Day Breakfast Once.... (OS Archive - 2010)

In car on the way to breakfast with Mom, Dad and two sons:

Youngest Obsessa-Boy:  "...and with my $3.82 I just saved from last week I can get the new fork on my mountain bike..."

Dad:  "What kind of fork, a Specialized or Kona?" 

Mom/Me, thinking:  I wonder if my saying 'Jewish friend' on that comment seemed like saying 'my White friend' or 'my Muslim friend' more?  Is that a race or religion comparison..??   ...and either way that didn't…

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Added by Anna Herrington on June 20, 2010 at 1:00pm — 3 Comments

One Sweet Memory, One Happy Day Today -- a postscript (OS Archive - 2010)

Something slid in my thoughts today

while writing.

Glimmers... 

real? 

My small head on your chest,

our two hearts beating

...warm 

...safe. 

Could this be true? 

The smells are of leather

and smoke.

You are reading, 

I am smiling. 

You are not a photograph,

you are not over there...  

The candle's flicker

creates child's trance.

The sounds

of Benny Goodman's…

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Added by Anna Herrington on June 17, 2010 at 1:00pm — No Comments

Kids Summer Reading---the Flop on the Couch Kind (OS Archive - 2010)

This list was compiled by the sensations evoked by summer---the timeless kind that may or may not actually exist any more, but hey, maybe some of these reads will inspire a timeless afternoon. These were all choices that brought a smile when remembering reading them in the first place, and they were usually the first thought of by those in our family.  They range from very young on up to teens....

Young Ones Books: 

Harold and the Purple Crayon, by Crockett…

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Added by Anna Herrington on June 11, 2010 at 1:00pm — No Comments

My Second First Post (OS Archive - 2010)

I finally found a topic I felt I could post about without getting all caught up in nerves, in details-- an open call for summer reading books for kids.  I spent a week thinking about it, thinking of how different we all are in our clan, and what did we find to be perennial favorites to read over the years? I scoured our bookshelves, I thought of all the sensations arising when I thought of summer, I thought of my title---Kids Summer Reading, the Flop on…

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Added by Anna Herrington on June 10, 2010 at 1:00pm — No Comments

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