Thursday, May 14, 2015


From Frog and Toad: Alone

"This morning when I woke up I felt good because the sun was shining. I felt good because I was a frog. And I felt good because I have you for a friend. I wanted to be alone. I wanted to think about how fine everything is."

I walked my boys to school this morning, one of whom turns 7 years old today. We walked through our magical neighborhood where we spot bunnies, tarantulas, deer, and squirrels; our magical neighborhood where walking to school really is uphill, both ways. I didn't have Sally in the stroller. This meant I could walk home back up the mountain without heaving up my innards. Instead, I noticed sun reaching over the peak. I noticed birds, who'd been awake for hours already, perched on branches and rooftops. I smelled dew and pine. I touched a stem of lavender.

Happy birthday, my son. My life would be much dimmer if you weren't in it.


Louise Plummer said...

Oh dear, I'm not on top of Louis's birthday. I'll bolster up my razzmatazz self for the weekend and make it up to him.

Tom Plummer said...

I second what Louise wrote. A lovely lovely blog, Sarah.

Megan Goates said...

Happy birthday, Louis!

Blue said...

seven is a wonderful age. hope today is full of happiness. for all of you!