so creepy unpacking from the family tripand finding this giant scary baby surprisein my suitcase.could have been most anyonethere’s more than one suspect in the groupwith this sense of humor.once narrowed downit was clear that she may soonbe making a surprise appearancesomewhere elseI’m just saying…
—“I tend to scare myself”– stephen king
headed off on a family fun river raft float trip
not real relaxing as expected
but lots of adventures/misadventures instead
so many laughs and we all survived
who could ask for anything more?
“rejoice as summer should…chase away sorrows by living.”
-melissa marr, darkest mercy
argo park, huron river, Ann Arbor, michigan, u.s.a. – summer 2019
one sister visiting
one sister gone too soon
only brother on his way
grandchildren in tow
we visited the place
where we had grown up.
it looked much the same
yet felt somehow not.
much like us.
“there is nothing like returning to a place that remains unchanged
to find the ways in which you yourself have altered.”