4 Feb


There are days

three days, constant cranky

rainy weather days.

On those days I stare at her and wonder

those pains to bring her to life, they bring me

yelling and screaming and punching and

evil little giggles down a hallway? That’s

all I get?


Then there are other, quieter moments

sitting in sun on a blustery Sunday afternoon

warmed by it, hopeful for spring when

her eyes glow with that otherworldly something only

3 year olds know.


What do they know?

5 Responses to “Rosalyn”

  1. mercurial scribe February 4, 2008 at 7:43 pm #

    The secrets to being happy and in the moment unapologetically.

  2. marcelarhodus February 5, 2008 at 12:41 am #

    that is a beautiful picture of a beautiful little girl…

    the secret they know is that of not being sorry for who they are or what they want… they know not how to be ashamed of themselves or self-conscious…

    we should all get that back into our lives.

  3. Nat February 5, 2008 at 1:30 am #

    That’s really beautiful!!!! ❤

  4. bipolarlawyercook February 5, 2008 at 12:35 pm #

    They know they love you, and that the sunbeam is warm. That’s all that matters.

  5. Jeri October 5, 2008 at 4:02 am #

    These are all so touching and true. But how do you get back the relationship with your children that you had at that age. When did they become their own person. A person you really don’t know anymore but still love unconditionally. A person you haven’t yet hurt with your illness. How do you go back to make sure the same mistakes don’t happen again? Or can you fix it when it happens? This is what makes me so sad. To see the hurt I’ve caused with my disease.

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