“Problems cannot be solved at the same level of awareness that created them.” – Albert Einstein

Sorry, folks.  I have at least four drafts started, but I am just not feeling deep enough today for substance.  I am frantically getting ready to fly out to New York to see my youngest sibling get hitched.  That I can trade the lingering summer heat of Arkansas for the autumn leaves of the Hudson River Valley is a big fat bonus. 

I would be entirely thrilled with the expedition, except for that little thing that makes traveling sad and scary nowadays:

My chocolate covered treat!

Who can not miss kissing those chocolate-covered cheeks in the morning? 

I will admit that travel now holds that faint, repressed fear that each separation might be the last, and that there is faulty equipment and evildoers lurking on every airplane.  The thought is almost physically painful to contemplate.  Poor Harry has had to suffer the requests for “one more sugar” with reluctant stoicism.  Anything to delay those little bye-bye waves and his tiny face receding as the car drives away. 

Sound melodramatic?  Wait ’til you have kids, you’ll understand.

Breathe in.  Breathe out.

September 15th, 2006 at 12:02 pm
One Response to “A big blank nothing”
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    Bambi Says:

    I am so glad that you made it to and from NY safely. I hope that you had a wonderful trip.
    I miss that boy so much I can only imagine the sadness you feel leaving him.
    Off to schedule my next trip to visit you guys!!