A blog by: Sarah Parker
It’s been a while since I have been so smitten by the beginning of a book. I want to savor every page. Yet, I’m already grieving it’s loss. I’m so grateful I told myself not to rewatch stupid videos that make me feel empty and read instead. Until this time of extended time at home,Continue reading “Smitten with a Book”
That feeling you get from a book, an old photo of a boyfriend, a song. It’s seductive and addictive and won’t let go of you. It lingers for days, like a cold. Each day there is a little less heartache. You clean the bathroom and engage in life. But the suckerpunch lovedrunk feeling wants toContinue reading “Achingly Good”
My grandmother, ViolaGrew African violets on her windowsill. They stretched across the wide windowAt the front of her little World War 2 house In Detroit on CollinghamDifferent colors, dotted mini lightsUpon the white and grey marble ledge. I have one nowTwo purple blooms Violet violets remind me Of Viola.
The reason I settled on tea was because there were no cookies in the pantry. I tried to find a sweet tea to satisfy my sugary craving. Vanilla Bean Macaron was as close as I was going to get to a treat. I even added half and half to make it more creamy. Slowly, IContinue reading “A Cup of Tea”
The day I wait for all winter is the day I hear the lawnmowers. The kids voices are outside, echoing across the yards. I ran outside without a coat! Even though 48 hours ago the world was covered in a white angelic quiet, BRING OUT THE LAWNMOWERS! It’s time for spring cleaning! Clear out thoseContinue reading “It's that day . . . I hear the first lawnmowers!”
This weekend I had the chance to have a Google Meet cocktail party with some of my friends from the summer. The uplifting sounds of our laughter and watching our husbands make silly faces at each other was priceless. We also decided to share some book titles now instead of waiting until summer. Reading forContinue reading “A Summer Book Club Changes to Spring”
This morning I let myself sit in a chair for hours reading the New York Times Sunday paper. Although most of it was depressing news about the virus, it felt a little refreshing to hear stories of real people woven in the tapestry of news. The Times always does such a beautiful job of bringingContinue reading “Taking Time with the Times”
It was a powerful, positive connection. Yesterday, several staff developers and members of the Teachers College Reading and Writing Project opened their homes so we could connect online in office hours. I’m grateful to feel comfortable in this uncharted territory as an educator. But no one can be prepared for missing the sound of theContinue reading “Thank you Lucy et al.”
I just had to take the calendar off the refrigerator. Every time I looked at it the days of my daughter’s senior year seem bolded. She, like the rest of us, is making the best of it. I wonder if having her sisters home for the quarantine will make her senior year more special thanContinue reading “My cool, new, empty wanderlust calendar”
There were days and days when my girls were young. I watched the days for what they were. There was dancing and yelling. There was drawing and crying. There was celebration and disappointment. There were days. There are new days now, adult days. They are their own people, now. They have come here of theirContinue reading “A new place to spend my time”
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