Saturday, September 29, 2012

Saturday


While I browsed along window shopping on Broadway with a friend today, stopping at one point for almond cappuccinos, my husband attended the ordination of new priests at the Cathedral of St. John the Divine and reflected, not on whether he should have been a priest (his path not taken), but on how filled with pride his mother would have been had she witnessed such a thing as her son's ordination at that inexpressibly moving ceremony in her lifetime. Meanwhile our children were attending an upstate apple fest, strolling about the Commons and introducing each other to their college friends, catching a Gangnam Style flash mob and enjoying the happenstance of being in the same town for a year, my son a senior at one school, my daughter a freshman at another. And in Florida, my niece, the fifth of our tribe, was studying for her masters and getting ready to fly to Tennessee for her dental school interview at Meharry this week (send good thoughts). We are all in such different places than we were just a short year ago. And I imagine us, sallying forth, connected by invisible threads.





14 comments:

  1. There are all kinds of connections in life, aren't there?

    You are now responsible for teaching me what "Gangnam Style" is. I'd never heard of it before, but I looked it up!

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    1. Don't feel badly, Steve. Despite how I three that into the post like I was just that hip, I had to get up to speed too!

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  2. i feel my thread tugging tooo!!! :)

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    1. Leisa, you commented! Yaaay! And yes that thread is tugging hard. New York misses you bad.

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    2. And from what I already know of "the niece" she'd be a wonderful addition to the Meharry legacy. I am rooting for her to go there! It's an awesome alma mater to have. Yay Meharry!

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    3. Kimberly, I told her about you and Meharry! You definitely do your alma mater proud.

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    4. I have my interview next friday!

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    1. Ah, Elizabeth. Facebook is my salvation. I steal photos with impunity.

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  4. So much life! And yes, connections so fine everywhere. Isn't that something? I think so.

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    1. Ms. Moon, its those threads that keep me going sometimes; the connections we make in this virutal world sustain me, too. Love.

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  5. Sweet updates on the family. The nip of autumn is in the air and you reminded me it's apple season! I need to get out to the orchards and start picking.

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    1. Gary, I remember my kids went apple picking with their class when they were about the age of the kids you teach. Chaperoning those trips were my only apple picking experiences. I should change that. Nice to see you here.

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  6. After traveling 12 hours to spend the weekend with my extended family for my aunt's 90th brthday, I'm feeling the tug of those threads all the more today.

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