Sunday, January 31, 2010

Out of the Mouths

"Mom, you know if Steven wasn't sick, you never would have found yourself."

As I navigated the many one way streets that make the grid of our city and tried to land within walking distance of our final destination, because close approximations are my specialty, I had to stop and wonder at the profound thoughts that sometimes escape my daughter's mouth.

If Steven wasn't sick, I would never have found myself.

"What do you mean Mary?"

"Well, before you were always scared to drive in the city."

I turned right at the next light and parked six city blocks from the library, close enough for me.

Close enough, my smart, beautiful girl, close enough.

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