reading Sky in the Deep, by Adrienne Young.
listening to Theodosia Reprise, by Sara Bareilles.
lighting all the beeswax candles.
diffusing all the cozy oils.
feeling the thinning of the veil.
seeing the change of the seasons.
walking the girls to the bus stop before the sun rises.
loving our new framed artwork by Sarah Guthu.
feeling less sad about our old traditions that are no longer possible.
enjoying seeing the girls’ new relationship as school friends as well as sisters.
questioning some of my choices lately.
putting faith into the process.
dedicating to our new budget.
making big plans that make it worthwhile.
preparing to listen to all the Christmas music starting tomorrow.
wishing it was acceptable to get a tree on November first.
knowing it would last since we’d cut it down, fresh.
wondering why we have to arbitrarily wait until after Thanksgiving.