The beginnings of my strained relationship with nature. .
Happy birthday, Haddy! I hope you have a most marvellous day! This could be challenging given that I’m 1800 kilometres away, but give ‘er a go. On the weekend, Rosie Beaucoup and I found this delightful photo of you on the day you were born: And then this delightful photo of us together: The nice thing […]
Dear Little Brother, Remember when Mum and Dad got us that puppy? Too bad you weren’t allowed to play with it. Love, movita .
2.0 and I have been living in our house for over five years now. We bought it after we’d been together for about six months, which proves that drooling on your own pants on your second date is the best way to snag the man of your dreams. We’d only been in the house for a few […]
For almost two decades, I told my students not to worry about falling off the stage. When you are little, and it’s your first ballet recital, that’s the sort of thing you think about. But I could confidently say: none of my students have ever fallen off the stage. And then it happened. A dancer came to me […]
Late this morning, 2.0 called me from his job site. movita: Hello? 2.0: Hi, honey! How are you? movita: Fine. You? 2.0: Good. Um… what are you doing? movita: Editing some photos. 2.0: So… you’re okay? movita: Sure. Are you okay? 2.0: Yah. It’s just… I guess there’s some guy running around our neighbourhood with guns. […]
Dear Patricia, Thanks for calling today. It’s been a long time. I was excited to see your number on the phone when I got home from work this evening. For a while there, you were calling every day. I loved running to the phone to find your name and number splashed across our call display. We […]
I was about to start my final year of high school. An envelope arrived by post. The return address indicated that its contents had been written by a fellow scholar. This soulful young man used to telephone every girl I knew on a regular basis. In those days, young romantics had to deal with busy signals and the anxieties associated […]