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the kind of fun where you cry a lot

“Will you be extra gentle with me and give me extra hugs today and let me need you more?” I asked Ming. “Yes,” he said. “Thank you!” I said.  I was crying on his back as he was waking up.  We were lying in bed, and I was getting his shoulder wet with tears. If… Read More »

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goddess temple

We went to the goddess temple so I could finally meet the caretaker.  She’s been there a while now.  But I was hiding out and laying low, as I grieved my mom.  Grief is the hardest work I’ve ever done.  So I didn’t meet the caretaker till yesterday. She made muffins and served us fruit… Read More »

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bad girls

It was early morning; Ming was still waking up.  I didn’t want annoy him, so when a song began to play, I asked, “Is this ok?”  It was Bad Girls by MIA. He danced a little bit, to indicate he liked the song. “Oh, you’re a dance slut,” I said.  “You would dance to anything. … Read More »

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leg cramp

“Do you want me to massage your leg?” I asked Ming.  He woke up with a leg cramp. “No, it’s already gone,” he said. “Oh, I’m glad your leg is gone.  That means you don’t have to walk anymore.  There’s a song about that!”  Then I sang for him. If I ever lose my legs, … Read More »

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strawberry goddess

Today I learned that oatmeal cookies might not bake so well in a car-based solar oven as cookies, but they can be delicious granola. Also I learned that I’ve been thinking a lot for 40 years about how I would go to a strawberry stand with my mom, for I come from a land of… Read More »