Slow-Cooked Sentences

Anniversaries

Rachael Conlin Levy
Photo courtesy of *PaysImaginaire*

My youngest son and I have reached milestones.

Last November, he slipped into this world, the youngest of four, the final child, our grub. A year has brought metamorphosis: The squishy and portable baby has become an squawking, walking boy. About the same time our last larvae was born, I began blogging regularly, turning thoughts into words, sometimes poetically, sometimes awkwardly, but writing, all the same. This commitment has been a major accomplishment for I am as proud of my 69 posts as I am of my four children.

What does this second year bring for the two of us? For my son, I know it will bring an explosion of communication, and the deciphering and decoding of those first words will delight and confound us. (Curious about my own vocabulary, I entered my blog into Wordle, an online toy that created a word cloud out of my paragraphs, giving greater prominence to those words I use most frequently.) So, what does the new year hold for me? An exploration of fiction, a return to freelancing, and a continued commitment to this blog and to those who read it. Thank you for your interest, encouragement and love.

Tonight, my son and I celebrate our accomplishments by eating cake. And because we should all celebrate and eat cake more often than we do, I hope you raise a fork wherever you are on this earth and join us. Huzzah!

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3 responses to “Anniversaries”

  1. Marcel says:

    Congratulations on a fantastic blog, my love. I think 69 is a wonderful number.

  2. Marty E. says:

    So nicely put…I remember those days when my daughter was learning so much and moving much too quickly through her early years…she’s 10 and still learning all sorts of things…having her is a celebration of life.

    We eat ice cream, though. She doesn’t like cake, specially leftover cake. Can you believe it?

  3. Mindi says:

    Carrot cake is the cake i partook in. Keep writing, i enjoy the reading.

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