Thursday, September 12, 2019

I learn from millennials

She left home bright and early, posting boomerangs on her insta story, because every instant of millennial life must be recorded, either by themselves or, to be fair, reposted by a besotted baby boomer who blogs. I am in awe of her, the way she powers through. Her event went "so well," she said, with her walking on tiptoe in the one pair of work sandals that didn't press against her wounds.


After she got home last night, my niece Dani and I took her all the waterproof wound and bandage covering options we'd come up with for her, in consultation with a lovely bodhisattva pharmacist, the same one who offered me such solace back when my man was facing open heart surgery two years ago now. Last night, Dani offered to pack for her cousin. "I'm an excellent packer," she said. "I have methods." My daughter was on the couch with her foot elevated, working on an involved email for her job that had to be sent before she could travel. Next to her, Dani sat meditatively folding and packing Mari Kondo style all the clothes and bachelorette party items laid out on the carpet staging area—to my daughter's eternal gratitude. Cousins, man. My kids and I are so blessed with them.

Meanwhile in Cancun, my other niece, the bride, is already having fun with three early arriving members of the bridal party, her best friends from high school. They are posting pictures like these:



I think these millennials are on to something with their recently adopted tradition of kicking up their heels on celebratory pre-wedding getaways with their besties—if they have the resources, of course. Yet even when they don't, I've noticed they somehow know you have to seize life by the cojonas and make your joy where you can. 


10 comments:

  1. so happy for them. if you have the resources go for it. I myself am thinking more and more of a week in Cozumel.

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  2. I'm glad she's managing. Sucks to not be able to go in the water but I imagine she'll still have a good time:)

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  3. That kind of joy has no limits in time or space. I can feel it right here, right now.

    I agree that her selfies, including the one of her foot (!) are artistic. Yep!

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  4. I hope all of them - including your injured girl - have a wonderful, memory-making time. Those photos are beautiful. All of them!

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  5. Oh yes everything has to be captured on insta nowadays, and they do it so well. Lovely set of photos. Thanks for visiting my blog and your kind comment.

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  6. Nice photos great parents super cousins, the girl has the best!

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  7. I've been hoping for an update here and am so happy to know all is well and your beautiful daughter is heading out to Mexico. Yay! Sending good wishes to all for a wonderful time and adventure.

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  8. If we watch closely, they do teach us lessons.
    Ah, white sand, blue water - how I miss thee.
    And I was just thinking of driving to the beach today. Four days of rain forecast starting tomorrow. I'm going now!

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  9. It is always so good to hear of the love your family has for each other. I hope her foot heals well, with no complications.

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