Two things: Life is too crazy right now, and DD is driving solo as I write, for the first time. Are these related?
What fits into the Thing One category:
Do the kids need an updated passport for our DC trip in a month? If so, can we swing it, in the time left?
Three calls later, DD is on our insurance as a new driver.
It takes a ferry and 1+ hour to get to the hospital to visit my dad. More during rush hour. One way, twice a week.
Graduation is coming up, as is the U2 concert (the next night), and we leave for DC two days after that. How will Dad be at that time? Will I actually be going on the trip, or not. . .?
DS had an energy bar over an hour ago at school. He just ran out of insulin. How soon can we get there?
(This is where category Two comes in: DD is driving solo for the first time.)
How do most parents feel the first time their kid drives away by them self for the first time? My palms were sweaty, I must admit. But, she just checked in, and all's well. And DS has his insulin now. On to the other puzzle pieces that need fitting.
I need a poem.
Here's one from Poets.org for today:
by Nick Lantz
A horse hair falls into the water and grows into an eel.
Even Aristotle believed that frogs
formed from mud,
that mice sprouted like seedlings in the damp hay.
I used to believe the world spoke
in code. I lay awake
and tried to parse the flashes of the streetlight—
obscured by the wind-sprung tree.
Stranded with you at the Ferris wheel's apogee
I learned the physics
of desire—fixed at the center,
it spins and goes nowhere.
Pliny described eight-foot lobsters
on the banks of the Ganges. The cuckoo devouring
its foster mother. Bees alighting
on Plato's young lips.
In the Andes, a lake disappears overnight, sucked
through cracks in the earth.
How can I explain
the sunlight stippling your face in the early morning?
Why not believe that the eye throws its own light,
that seeing illuminates
On the moon,
astronaut David Scott drops a hammer and a falcon feather,
and we learn nothing
we didn't already know.
* * *
And so it goes.