First, I want to thank all who took the time to read my short story, “Perchance to Dream“. I didn’t mean to leave that post up so long. I had hoped to publish a new one this past Sunday, but during my time spent in Indiana, I had even less internet access than I thought I would. I returned to my Pacific Time home yesterday afternoon, exhausted, and went to bed still on Eastern Time. After ten hours sleep, I feel almost normal. So I’m up before dawn writing this post.
Today’s photo is of my son and his grandmother (my mother), taken after his doctoral commencement at Ball State University. That ceremony was the highlight of my trip, of course. The next day, we had a big Syrian dinner with my husband’s family where both the wine and conversation flowed like water. Most of my time away, I spent with my mother and two sisters in the home we moved into when I was fifteen.
It’s always a weird experience when you return to a place that never changes. No, my mother hasn’t kept everything the same since the late 60’s, but the décor in La Maison de Cassidy, for the most part, has not changed since the 80’s. Every mirror where I checked my hair, makeup, and clothes on high school mornings and before weekend dates still hangs where it did then. Unfortunately, I look completely different in them now.
Okay, it’s now over three hours later and I still haven’t finished this post. Life intervened. But what’s life without life? I do have a few writing-related things on my mind, so expect a bit more meat next time.
… there’s no place like home.
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Congrats to your son! Has he been able to find a teaching job? (If that’s what he’s looking for/wants)
How nice to have a big family celebration to, well, celebrate!
Thank you, Natasha. He’s been teaching at two community colleges in Nebraska, while he’s hoping for a position at UNL.
Lovely post Linda and thanks for sharing. My family home is no longer – mother and father both dead – so I can’t go back and sleep in my old room anymore.
Thank you and you’re welcome. I hope you have many happy memories to revisit, Judith.
Welcome back. I think you brought the mid west heat wave back with you.
Sorry, Tricia. It was horrible back there. Heat and humidty. Ugh!