An Italian-American living la dolce vita in the Deep South

An Italian-American living la dolce vita in the Deep South

Sunday, August 11, 2019

Speak to Me Sunday: Now Moments


an early weekday morning ... whispers in the dark ... 
a quiet breakfast ... a quiet drive ... 
first day of school ... 

10th grade, when just yesterday it was kindergarten

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after dinner, still at the kitchen table ... a board game ... 
brother vs. brother ... mother vs. sons ... laughter ... 
mom loses ...

but nonetheless wins

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Sunday evening ... one phone call, then two ... 
one son, then the other ... voices deep, young men now ...  
checking in with mom ... 

calling home

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cooking again ... dishes again ...
the repetition of chores ... but then, a husband holding a flower ...
and just like that ...

what chores?

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a cardinal in the sprinklers ... a blue jay on the fence ...
splashes of colors ... later, a rainstorm in the sun ... a rainbow in the gray
revelations...

things you see when you look


You must live in the present,
launch yourself on every wave,
find your eternity in each moment.

-Henry David Thoreau

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