my brother, scott
who never stops raising money for research and awareness
in honor of my nephew, hazen, gone way too soon
so that others may stay.
thank you to his mackinac island dock porter brothers from so many years ago.
“say not in grief: “he is no more”, but live in thankfulness that he was.”
porter’s front porch on a michigan weekend
“i think michigan keeps you sane and on an even keel through the ups and downs.
in michigan, i do fireworks, shovel snow and live life.”
– jeff daniels
grandies j & b make tough decisions.
in the end
the magic collapsable cup and the fairies
that won them over.
both are helpful in emergencies
you never know when you will need them.
“you know, in life there are only three or four
fundamental decisions to make.
the rest is just luck.”
the last holdouts at the grandies’ slumber party at peaches’ (my) cottage.
cousins, cartoons, baby golf, talking dogs, books,
made-up group stories, pizza, mac ‘n cheese, apple juice, suckers,
stuffed animals, laughing, whispers,
sleeping bags, pillows, pj’s, flashlights,
and not much sleep.
“no one looks back on their life and remembers the nights they got plenty of sleep.”
part of my aussie family
was visiting here in
ann arbor, michigan, usa
bunbury, western australia
went to a local county beekeepers meeting
some of my family who live here
came face to face with
the same time and place
turned and talked
went their separate ways once again.
Distance from Ann Arbor to Bunbury
an apparition or double of a living person.
credits: p. porter, geomaps.com
such a wild adventure
grandie m’s 9th birthday fun
special ops teams, nerf guns, fairy bread, burger bar, headbands, sunglasses and laughs
one powerful team member even offered a great tip
when she warned me:
“never trust a panda with a gun.”
‘it’s all fun and games ’till someone loses an eye, then it’s just fun you can’t see.”
when grandie v and i
have finished building our indoor winter fairy village
with jewels and feathers and sparkles, a flower vine swing, love tape, and puff ball beds
it is very important to write about it and invite them to move in tonight.
“when I sound the fairy call, gather here in silent meeting,
chin to knee on the orchard wall, cooled with dew and cherries eating.
merry, merry, take a cherry, mine are sounder, mine are rounder,
mine are sweeter for the eater, when the dews fall, and you’ll be fairies all.”