So one of my daughters mentioned in the car today that she read one of my latest posts. She subscribes. The better to censor me that way! (They have overriding censorship privileges!)
Anyhow – she said, “Well, I certainly don’t think you overdid it on the “how much you missed us” part! I went to Florida for a conference and described in the post how much I enjoyed being alone. It was such a novelty. It was truly beautiful.
And I missed my family too.
I think I can only truly enjoy being alone because it is only an option. A rare option. Well, most of the time not an option.
So – sweet Kaya….. you are across the counter from me chopping onions, peeling garlic and talking with me of your school plans. You have the piano music in the background. I can’t wait to eat the soup you are making so quietly and thoughtfully.
It is only because I have this amazing and connected time with you every single day that I could even possibly begin to enjoy being alone.