nuns.

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you know you’ve been waiting quite a long time

at the secretary of state’s office 

when even a minivan load of nuns get restless.

 

 

“I sometimes think I was born to live up to my name.

how could I be anything else but what I am having been named madonna?

i would have either ended up a nun or this.”

-madonna ciccone

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new path.

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shopping in the happy garden section today 

gloves, pots, dirt, candles, seeds, fairy lights…

and this.

machete much?

 

“if you’re doing something new there is always a sense of fear or foreboding,

but you’re in new ground

and you have to get out your machete and cut a new path.”

-jeanine tesori

11.

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50th anniversary of the week of the Apollo 11 moon landing

I was 11

on the cusp of everything 

we went over

to my parents’ friends’ house

everyone was transfixed

air was electric

all gathered around the tv

watching

silent and awestruck

gobsmacked

as the first man walked on the moon

spoke his first words on the moon

 lots of emotion in the house

I ran to the window to look at the moon 

hoping I would see him up there

right in the middle of all of this

the hostess

left to go to the hospital

to have her baby

she named him neil

after that man on the moon.

“we ran as if to meet the moon.” 

― robert frost

 

 

image credit: Ann Arbor district library archives

creepy.

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so creepy unpacking from the family trip
and finding this giant scary baby surprise
in my suitcase.
could have been most anyone
there’s more than one suspect in the group
with this sense of humor.
once narrowed down
it was clear that she may soon
be making a surprise appearance
somewhere else
I’m just saying…
thanks, family!
“I tend to scare myself”
– stephen king