Monday, September 03, 2007

A boatload of thoughts...
It's Moving Day.

So much has gone into this day: a year of home schooling in preparation for the GED, increased art classes, blood, sweat, tears, and a bunch of prayers. And here we are. Moving our sixteen-year-old son into his dorm at art school.

By all practical rules don’t I get him for two more years?

I’m paraphrasing Elaine from Cameron Crowe’s ALMOST FAMOUS when she becomes both sentimental and vulnerable as she speaks with her fifteen-year-old son William who’s in Topeka with the band he’s covering for Rolling Stone. It’s such a touching moment that I can’t stop myself from misquoting it to my son.

That and Elaine’s oft said, “Don’t take drugs!” Which, while I’m sure she meant that literally, I also took to mean, “Don’t be ordinary.” If I could have one wish for my son, and for my daughter, it would be that they may live a life that is anything but ordinary. Hopefully that will lead to happiness, as well.

Okay. I have a few more hours with him. Think I’ll go savor them now. Thanks for stopping by.

(Photo above by my husband, taken as our ferry docked in Portland, Maine.)


Kyle said...


Or should that read....


Dana said...

Ah yes. It is terrific news. Isn't it? (PLEASE say it is....)