mantras Archive

  • He said he was a corporate lawyer, born in Bolivia and that I probably wouldn’t like his politics. He looked like he was 12. It was late. I danced with […]

    Today is yes

    He said he was a corporate lawyer, born in Bolivia and that I probably wouldn’t like his politics. He looked like he was 12. It was late. I danced with […]

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  • Giggles erupted from my backseat a few days ago. My son could not stop laughing. “Mom… do you know what…” (more laughing), “do you know what my friend John said […]

    99 problems, but no yogurt ain’t one

    Giggles erupted from my backseat a few days ago. My son could not stop laughing. “Mom… do you know what…” (more laughing), “do you know what my friend John said […]

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  • I hug him tight. He kisses me on the side of my nose. “Thanks, mom,” he says, rolling over and heaving a sigh. “Good night.” This is how he falls […]

    Urban explorer

    I hug him tight. He kisses me on the side of my nose. “Thanks, mom,” he says, rolling over and heaving a sigh. “Good night.” This is how he falls […]

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  • We’ve had a concert here all morning yesterday. It featured extended thoughts about all the planets in our solar system, but we had to listen to it through the bedroom […]

    Beginnings of a solar system magnum opus

    We’ve had a concert here all morning yesterday. It featured extended thoughts about all the planets in our solar system, but we had to listen to it through the bedroom […]

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  • While on our way out to watch some ice melt in the woods, the boy graced us with the following wisdom: “If Illinois is empty, try the universe.” Once again, […]

    Some advice for you

    While on our way out to watch some ice melt in the woods, the boy graced us with the following wisdom: “If Illinois is empty, try the universe.” Once again, […]

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  • “The darkness doesn’t hurt anybody. It’s just a little bit famous.” “I want to dance in Saturn’s rings.” “Don’t forget to focus!” “You are the dark side of the moon.” […]

    Mantras

    “The darkness doesn’t hurt anybody. It’s just a little bit famous.” “I want to dance in Saturn’s rings.” “Don’t forget to focus!” “You are the dark side of the moon.” […]

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  • “The darkness doesn’t hurt anybody. It’s just a little bit famous.” - Mantra of unknown origin, repeated whenever Dec crosses the dark divide of the big upstairs room at night. […]

    Celebrity darkness

    “The darkness doesn’t hurt anybody. It’s just a little bit famous.” - Mantra of unknown origin, repeated whenever Dec crosses the dark divide of the big upstairs room at night. […]

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  • I believed in karma long before I knew the word. I imagined it as though it was a cosmic superhero, capable of righting all injustices. It’s also known by the […]

    Karma bombing

    I believed in karma long before I knew the word. I imagined it as though it was a cosmic superhero, capable of righting all injustices. It’s also known by the […]

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  • Sleep was interrupted for a long while in the wee hours of this morning, when Dec woke up weepy. “I want to dance in Saturn’s rings,” he cried. “I do […]

    Dancing in the rings

    Sleep was interrupted for a long while in the wee hours of this morning, when Dec woke up weepy. “I want to dance in Saturn’s rings,” he cried. “I do […]

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  • “Eat your colors today.” I’m not sure if this taken from pro-fruit and veggie spots on Sesame Street or what. He’s been asking for foods on the basis of their […]

    New mantras from our mini professor

    “Eat your colors today.” I’m not sure if this taken from pro-fruit and veggie spots on Sesame Street or what. He’s been asking for foods on the basis of their […]

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