Do you ever have a day when it feels like a dream come true? Roozle had that kind of day today. Boston Ballet invited us for a tour of their studios with a mini ballet class with a real live ballerina. Omg.
We learned about pointe shoes (they don’t have wood in them! I didn’t...
Do you ever take the long way?
The way with the shapes and sounds
The one with the wind on your face.
When I walk, the city opens up
I see these layers, once hidden
My shadow, this light, another layer
Just for a moment, this one. Right here.
This light broken into lines
“If I walk today, I’ll need to pick you up on the train. Do you want me to take the car instead?”
“I WANT YOU TO TAKE THE TRAIN.”
“Are you sure? It’s a bit of walking and it’s cold and you will need to carry your own backpack.”
I forget that we live just minutes from the ocean and a castle. Guess who completely freaked out about that? She made up all kinds of stories about the queen who lived there then died.
I forget that I can watch the sunset while she plays.
I forget that the wonder I see in her is the same...
What is it about the ocean
That demands this kind of poetry
This kind of doubt
That kind of fear
All the space that poetry brings
These waves and depths
Both fill and leave alone
I can breathe a bit
When I stand here, walk here
I like the way
The sunlight hits the water.
I won’t write...
I’ve been walking lately. Because it gets me outside to feel the heat of summer. Because it clears my head. Because it gives my eyes a break from spreadsheets and numbers and email.
I’ve been walking lately. Because it’s better to see this city from my feet than the car....
“Will you sit with me while I eat dinner? I want to hear about your day.”
“I’ll sit right here!” (On the table).
“What did you do today?”
“We went to the frog pond! It wasn’t even a pond and actually didn’t have ANY frogs at...
We love the city. For a lot of reasons. But on so many days, it’s because of the train. Train watching has been a regular activity in Roozle’s life for a long time. Because trains are awesome. And the driver always waves.
The trains come and go every few minutes. Just often...
I love yoga. And Fenway Park. Because baseball. And Boston. And so awesome. So when the Red Sox recently invited me to join a few other Boston bloggers at Fenway Park to preview the upcoming FenwaYoga, I of course said OKAY. Also because when the Red Sox ask you to do anything, you say yes....
It was ten years ago. We knew it was coming. We knew the date. We were ready, except that we weren’t. MCB and I couldn’t get married on the first day because ten years ago, you still needed a blood test before getting married in Massachusetts. We didn’t get ours in time. So...
Sometimes you just need to have ice cream. Outside. While wearing pajamas. We will be spending a lot of time on this porch very soon. Like right now as I write this (and just finished writing all the words in my notebook).
Right now, while it’s still not too hot and the warm air still...