I Love the Internet
Son Tim went surfacing Face Book a week or so ago and discovered a cousin he hadn't seen in years. That led to another cousin and then to my favorite relative by marriage, my sister-in-law. We've been out of touch since we were both in our 30's.
We, of course, were overjoyed. They'd been searching for us but both Tim's and my last name are so common, it was almost impossible. Anyhow, my sil and I are now corresponding and she just sent me this lovely poem. I hope my two co-writers (hi WA and Gadfly) and the rest of you enjoy it.
(I just finally updated "granny", complete with pictures.)
Congratulations to TFWA on the birth of his beautiful little girl and best wishes to all. I can now be found hanging out on Face Book and Twitter and I'll try to get back here a little more often. I'm still involved in local politics of course but have slowed down a little since the elections.
We are, of course, plotting our next move while awaiting the CA state supreme court decision re Proposition 8. I can't believe Iowa got there ahead of California but it's been a fun couple of weeks watching the barriers fall, one by one. There may come a day when folks will look back and wonder what all the fuss was about and why the government ever found it necessary to decide who we can love.
Son Jim safely back in states but detained at Ft Dix while they investigate nerve damage (???) in his arm. He's seeing a specialist at Walter Reed.
I got sidetracked. Here's the poem from my "sister in love".
Everyone should be born into this world happy
and loving everything.
But in truth it rarely works that way.
For myself, I have spent my life clamoring toward it.
Halleluiah, anyway I'm not where I started!
And have you too been trudging like that, sometimes
almost forgetting how wondrous the world is
and how miraculously kind some people can be?
And have you too decided that probably nothing important
is ever easy?
Not, say, for the first sixty years.
Halleluiah, I'm sixty now, and even a little more,
and some days I feel I have wings.
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