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SABBATICAL STATE OF MIND

Infusing more life into life

December 22, 2018

I had to remember, in the moment that my teen and I were talking, “THIS IS MAGIC.” Not the scolding. Or my forthcoming punishment to reconcile with the universe. Or how bummed I feel because I think of all the echoes of teen voices in the universe who thought but didn’...

December 15, 2018

We took away our son's phone on Dec 2.

It was pending after many heated, prolonged, entitled exchanges.

I know my husband thought it wouldn't happen; but, I don't believe in rocking the boat before an irreversible life event, especially if there isn't do-over. When the o...

April 10, 2018

Our son came 20th in the region (5 states) for his age group. He jumped off the pommel. It was the last event and the choice to jump off  instead of falling was in the last few seconds of the routine. That deduction dropped him from 10th to 20th. Oh well.

Now, the three...

January 12, 2018

I was sight singing with our son before he did his piano playing.  First, we rhythm read, sing the notes, then play.

When I asked, "Did you see a pattern in the notes?"  He pointed and said "It's an incomplete arpeggio."

So, I sang " I can sing high and sing low."  The l...

November 15, 2017

“Isn’t your friend Martha 80 something?”  Our son waited for confirmation. 

“You are the same type of people, Mom."  He smiled.  “That’s why you are friends.” 

Then, he paused in a moment of pensive reconciliation. “Didn’t know it worked like tha...

October 5, 2017

When our son was a fifth grader, he had asked to go see Black Friday like it were a movie or a ceremony. He explained that he had heard so much about it. He didn't know exactly what it was. And he wasn’t sure whether he had seen one. His innocence certainly was the bes...

January 4, 2016

We made our 2nd annual pilgrimage up to Seattle for the U.S. Men’s Gymnastics Washington Open meet. Our son placed 7th in his age group. Last year, the big accomplishment was getting muscle-up for the first time.

I rarely see him practice during the year, like maybe 2x...

November 2, 2015

Today, our daughter bought 3 books at Barnes and Nobles.  The Fault of the Stars, The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight, and a book on Dragon Art – so she can perfect her drawing of them. 

I remember being 12.  Imagining my life.  Reading teen rom...

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