The doctor steps out of the room after consulting his charts and informing Kallan that she is of exactly average height and a little on the thin side.
Kallan is delighted, “I am taller than Maj plus thinner than Maj!”
I look at her, “Yes, your gold medals will be arriving by mail.”
“Those …Woman legs
A little moment today.
A single moment.
I spent the afternoon and evening at the girls’ school.
A celebration of the end of the school year and of . . . an end.
The girls’ school is being shut down.
Maj is headed off to Junior High next year.
Kallan is headed …Liminal moment
There is a park just north of San Francisco called Muir Woods.
An amazing place. A chilly, mossy, damp place filled with impossibly large trees that block much of the sunlight. A richer darker green here than I normally associate with California. A richer earthier scent.
Yes, there are wooden paths and low wooden …Lit from within
I am headed up to kiss the girls goodnight.
Maj meets me at the top of the stairs, “I think you should know, Mother. It is my duty to inform you . . .”
I interrupt, “Do not tell on your sister. Do not! I don’t care I don’t care I don’t care. I …This whole trust thing
Mark is out with a friend.
So I am making the girls food without worrying about it being a “meal.”
Cheese and crackers. Peaches.
Spaghettios for Kallan.
And Top Ramen for Maj. Chicken flavored.
Mark told Maj that college kids eat lots of Top Ramen, so when I ask her what she wants for …Noodle Drunk