Owlandtwine

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  • Impossibly Grateful

    The sunlight was spilling into the room sideways. Theo and Sully were draped over my body. One was tucked in next to me with an arm resting over my chest. Read more

    Posted on 12 August 2014 DIARIES, FAMILY
  • Growth

    They paced the house in circles, here and there a moan escaping pouting lips. The weight of their "we are so bored" words started pulling at me in all the... Read more

    Posted on 15 July 2014 DIARIES, FAMILY
  • Open for Life

    For many months now a specific thought has been making circles in my mind. The thought was really a message and I know that now because when the universe and Go... Read more

    Posted on 09 July 2014 DIARIES, FAMILY
  • Where I Rest My Head

    I was reading an essay recently and I cannot tell you a single detail about where I read it or who wrote it. Those details did not stick. Read more

    Posted on 01 July 2014 DIARIES, FAMILY
  • Today

    When I wokeI was alone,I was thinking:so this is how you swim inward,so this is how you flow outward,so this is how you pray.-Mary Oliver, five am in the Read more

    Posted on 29 June 2014 DIARIES, FAMILY
  • Grace in Adversity

    Hail comes followed by heavy rain, pocking, flattening and bruising everything in its path. Over and over again. My neighbor says it's also because the night's... Read more

    Posted on 22 June 2014 DIARIES, FAMILY
  • John's Pass

    This picture. I came across it recently and it quiets me. Cross my heart, I remember these nights of my childhood so well. This is how we spent many of our... Read more

    Posted on 15 June 2014 DIARIES, FAMILY
  • The Little Things | Links

    A little something over here today...And here in this space, a few links currently inspiring me.Making ReadingListeningEnjoying This language:When you just sit... Read more

    Posted on 13 June 2014 DIARIES, FAMILY
  • Slow and Low

    A storm is rolling in. Outside, the sound of metal clinking together. Long ago used smooth spoons come to mind strung from the branches of old growth trees, onl... Read more

    Posted on 10 June 2014 DIARIES, FAMILY
  • Back and Forth, Forth and Back.

    I walk up the hallway, round to the staircase. I walk down the hallway, round to the kitchen. Back and forth, forth and back. The narrow walls pulse and the coo... Read more

    Posted on 05 June 2014 DIARIES, FAMILY
  • I See | Earl Grey Panna Cotta

    "All she wantedwas to find a placeto stretch her bonesA place to lengthen her smilesand spread her hairA place where her legs could walkwithout cutting and... Read more

    Posted on 30 May 2014 DIARIES, FAMILY
  • Here I Am

    .Eating an organic frosted cherry toaster pastry - also known as the "hippy Pop Tart", crashing my ultra clean eating streak. Because the kids are at school... Read more

    Posted on 20 May 2014 DIARIES, FAMILY
  • Buoyant

    Stories take shape in my mind from moment to moment. I come to write but I end up staring out the window, kick my feet up on my desk and sip espresso or latte... Read more

    Posted on 16 May 2014 DIARIES, FAMILY
  • Memories and Lemon-Thyme Cake

    I was thinking this morning about my first days of becoming a mom. A memory of Theo and me when he was about three weeks old. It was the first time I took him... Read more

    Posted on 07 May 2014 DIARIES, FAMILY
  • Love Me Like This

    I heard a story today about a mother taking care of her dying mother. She asked her elderly mom what her long life had felt like to her, and her mother quickly... Read more

    Posted on 05 May 2014 DIARIES, FAMILY
  • Exposed

    Mom. Mom!Mom, are you going to cry?We gathered with him and eleven of his class pals to celebrate his seventh birthday. There was pizza and a requested cookie... Read more

    Posted on 28 April 2014 DIARIES, FAMILY
  • And So

    Maybe because summer vacation is right around the corner now, which means we fly off to Florida for three weeks, that has my nerves settling. Read more

    Posted on 24 April 2014 DIARIES, FAMILY
  • These Are My Words

    I worked my way through the raised bed, swirling compost with soil until the overall effect resembled fudge-marble ice cream. Read more

    Posted on 21 April 2014 DIARIES, FAMILY
  • Spring Cleaning

    On my hands and knees, I plant my palms in the earth and claw with my fingertips clumps of dirt back and forth until big chunks become fine grain. Head down,... Read more

    Posted on 17 April 2014 DIARIES, FAMILY
  • Pasta, Glaze, and Muffins. Spring Recipes

    I was in a bit of a cooking and baking rut. Braised, roasted, soups, apples, potatoes. Tired. This past week I bought pounds of strawberries and my second bag o... Read more

    Posted on 06 April 2014 DIARIES, FAMILY