Tag: growing up

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Day 324/365 A Warm Pocket

It has been happening bit by bit…this change…¬† My soon to be twelve-year-old daughter has one tentative foot into her adolescence, and one foot still carefully positioned in the land of childhood. Her dirty converse high tops straddle them both, not entirely belonging in either…existing in the in-between. The metaphor I so readily conjure is that of a butterfly… The green and gold chrysalis … Read More Day 324/365 A Warm Pocket

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Day 172/365 The Tethers Release

Today was the first day back to school for my girls. ¬†Though we’ve been together all summer, they each seemed suddenly older and taller than before, as they joined their (now 3rd and 5th grade) classes. At the Waldorf school they attend, the first day back begins with a ceremony in which they welcome each child (in the whole school – grades 1st through … Read More Day 172/365 The Tethers Release