Words to an invisible friend . . . printed here because I realized after sending the message this morning how very few times in my life I have asked people to stay.
I got your messages this morning, and then I cried.
Your words sounded too much like a goodbye.
I have no magic …Stay
Kallan watches as I hunt for the perfect smooth flat stone from the river’s edge.
She is doubtful, “So you’re saying you can make it skip along the surface of the water?”
“Yeah, hold on. I can’t believe I never showed you this before. It’s very cool.”
She brings me a bunch of round …Stone’s cast
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
Several nights ago, Kallan announced she had to have a magical hat.
I hate homework.
There was an evening of panic and screaming before I finally managed to extract the details . . . Kallan needed to make a hat that was equipped with everything she would need to travel through an imaginary world. …The whole story