there are times
when i love my life
falling asleep last night
in conversation with anja:

‘tomorrow we have nothing on the schedule. if you have a project you want to do, i can support that; we can spend a few hours on it.’

‘yay! i’m so excited for tomorrow. that makes me want to go to bed sooner.’

‘to get up sooner?’


‘any ideas for projects you want to do?’

(pause. she is thinking.) ‘i have a few ideas – maybe finishing Anja Book 2, or planting the seeds we just got, or, i’ve been curious about making a scarecrow. what are you thinking?’

‘potato stamps!’

‘yes! we can definitely do that.’

‘do we have to go back to the pumpkin patch to get potatoes?’

‘we finished the ones from the pumpkin patch but we got some in the farm box this week.’

‘are they small ones?’


‘what color are they?’


‘yum, they are the yummiest.’

‘good night.’

‘good night.’

she pulls my arm around her, my palm on her chest, as she often does, and falls to sleep.


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s