May 2013

A Very Big Adventure

May 23, 2013

Emilia and I are on a grand adventure. Most Disney-related adventures are grand – most of everyday Disney is grand, which is part of what makes it Disney – but this one is particularly special. In part because it’s part of a very cool Disney event (an event that crosses worlds and lands and time zones and the human/monster divide), but also because it’s us time. It’s me, and it’s her, and it’s us together, and we’ve had too little of that in recent months.

Also, there are going to be monsters. (Not yet. Soon. There will be a post entitled ‘The Monster At The End Of This Adventure’, and it will be awesome.) But for today, it’s us.

And that’s pretty special.

(The broad strokes on what’s to come: we are at Disney World now, and tomorrow morning we will start the day at the Magic Kingdom, here, and then finish the day at Disneyland, waaaaaay over there. One day, two coasts, three parks. 24 HOURS OF MAGIC.)

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Ode To J

May 18, 2013

Today, Jasper is five. I’m not sure quite how this happened. Just yesterday, he was one: Anyway. Today he is five, and my heart is kind of bursting. So I let it burst out all over a Story, because, really, narratively-driven heartbursts are the very best kind…   Happy birthday, little man. I love you [...]

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Ode To A Mother, Who May Or May Not Be Me

May 14, 2013

This. This poem makes my heart burst, of course. And throb and ache and all those terrible, wonderful things that hearts do when they are confronted by raw love. It’s worth noting that I don’t ride a bike to school – or anywhere – and that I don’t make lunch. I understand why she decided [...]

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This One Goes Out To The Mom I Love (Yes, Mom. That’s You.)

May 6, 2013

Dear Mom, Thank you. You’re rolling your eyes at me as I say that, I know. Oh, honey, you’re saying. We’ve had this conversation a thousand times since I became a mother myself, and it has always plays out in exactly the same way. Thank you, thank you, I didn’t know, I couldn’t know, how [...]

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