much love to my three daughters, each one now a mother too, on mothers day.
even if i only rarely called you by your right name on the first try.
“mothers are not the nameless,
who appear once a year on a greeting card with their virtues set to prose,
but women who have been dealt a hand for life
and play each card one at a time the best way they know how.
no mother is all good or all bad,
all laughing or all serious,
all loving or all angry,
ambivalence rushes through their veins.”
not me, but yes it is one of my dream halloween costumes.
i don’t drink anymore for cinqo de mayo, i celebrate with mexican food, or as it’s known in mexico: ‘food.’
this is someone else (who is not me)
goofing off to celebrate one holiday,
while actively ignoring the clutter of the other holiday.
how incredibly lucky
that right after i realized it is
‘clutter awareness week’
i found out it is also
‘international goof off week’
so i decided to go all in on the goof off celebration.
i’ve never been one to shy away from honoring a holiday
but i can only spread myself so thin.
happy holidays to those of you who celebrate one or both.
“but i love to feel events overlapping each other, crawling over one another like wet crabs in a basket.”
image credit: animal rescue site news
the kinder celebrated the lunar new year
with a fierce painting of a chinese dragon
who will keep us all safe
woody the groundhog was scheduled to emerge this morning
on groundhog day
to predict how much longer winter will stick around
we are now-
about to be hit with a MAJOR snowstorm.
it’s truly a week
to celebrate things
big and small.
in honor of groundhog day:
“what fresh hell is this?!”
-woody the groundhog
in honor of the lunar new year:
“so comes snow after fire, and even dragons have their ending!”
– j.r.r. tolkien
in honor of the snow:
“snow day, bring it!”
it’s january and i see the easter bunny
is already busy laying chocolate eggs
maybe she’s switching holidays
planning to take over groundhog day?
“we have christmas and thanksgiving, and easter,
although we’re not exactly sure we celebrate them on the right days.”
–Henry De Vere Stacpoole
still not christmas yet?
no, but so close i can feel it.
“a good holiday is one spent among people whose notions of time are vaguer than yours.”
-j. b. priestley
art credit: e. halpin
out seeing the lights tonight.
may you and your family be filled with light and laughter.
“always be on the lookout for the presence of wonder.”
4 of the 6-pack taking their turn in group charades.
6 of the 6-pack will have different memories of thanksgiving.
“it’s like your children talking about holidays,
you find they have quite a different memory of it from you.
perhaps everything is not how it is,
but how it is remembered.”
feliz cinco de mayo
“live every day as it is a festival. turn your life into a celebration.”
-shri radhe maa
image credit: accordingtodevin.com