Sunday, June 16

The Promenade,1918, by Marc Chagall

So easily he stands his ground
all while she floats away
So sure, so steady in his ways
Could it be his hot air that fills her up
sending her soaring to the sky?
He smiles wholeheartedly,
a smile sanguine
She smiles ever lightly
with vacant eyes
Does he know his lady has flown aloft?
Or does he still imagine her by his side?
She floats away
She floats away
All while he stands his ground.

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Saturday, June 15

Dearest Father

Dearest Father
The hardest working man I know
Dearest Father
Listen to your youngest daughter
recall the love that you did show
recall the care that made her grow
Dearest Father

Sunday, June 9

Time to Say Goodbye

Farewell, my child
I bid thee goodbye
The wind is calling up my name
I'll take my seat
On this carriage here
And let it roll away from you

Oh, don't you cry
Its not the end
Its just goodbye for now
For how can I forget
my most precious pet?
You'll always be in my heart

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Friday, June 7

Confessions from a Chubby Childhood

I was a chubby kid. Food played a significant role in my development. It not only nourished my body, but also my imagination. These are my chubby childhood confessions:

  1. When eating Oreos- I would be very careful to open it up to the creme side then slowly drag my two front teeth across the middle and then imagine that the teeth marks were tire tracks in the snow.
  2. One of my best summer time memories is my parents driving all the way to Indiana (we lived in Chicago) to go to Dairy Queens for chocolate covered vanilla cones.
  3. Cookie Monster was my absolute favorite Sesame Street character and hero.
  4. My mom would give me pieces of vegetables so that I could "cook" right alongside her in my play kitchen set while she fixed up dinner- I usually wound up eating them and asking for more.
  5. Whenever I made sandwiches for myself, I'd pretend I was on a cooking show and describe everything I was doing out loud.
  6. I thought birthday parties at McDonalds were the best.
  7. I once made my dad a milkshake with a "secret" ingredient-bologna.
  8. Inspired by a Magic School Bus episode on the life-cycle of chickens, I tried hatching a chick out of an egg by squatting over it.
  9. Once, I branded a doughnut mine by licking the frosting off then putting it back in the fridge.
  10. I loved standing directly in front of the microwave and watching Peep marshmallows grow gargantuan in size.

Do you have any chubby childhood confessions?