First spin: It's better to change the nature of a relationship
than lose significant people in your life.
Event: Two ex-boyfriends and I go to a jazz concert together (July, 2010).
Event: Ex's wife & family & our children and my parents
celebrate together our son's willingness to serve (1992).
Second spin: Children usually teach us more than we can ever teach them.
Event: Daughter goes to Sr. Prom with a bunch of independent,
strong-minded girls who are accused of being lesbians
trying to make a statement (which they aren't and weren't,
but would defend to a profound degree ~ they just proudly didn't have boyfriends).
She and her feisty friends, after having to fight their way past
a bunch of uppity, judgmental people who wanted to send them away,
are able to have fun and take a group picture (1994).
Sometimes Everybody Loves Raymond is more important
Event: Being drawn into her room every time Mom laughs uproariously (July, 2010).
Fourth spin (borrowed from Michael Ryan):
When the immutable accidents of birth -
parentage, hometown, all the rest -
no longer anchor this fiction of the self
and its incessant I me mine,
the words won't be like nerves on a stump
crackling with messages that end up nowhere
and I'll put on the wind like a gown of light linen
and go be a king in a field of weeds.
kassphoto, Midway, UT 7/2010
(this post inspired by Eryl's latest post)
What different spins are you putting on things lately?