Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Jiggity-jig

Princess Flower outside my bedroom

Despite having to leave my two boys in Hilton Head to head back home to take care of Sophie, I am glad to be home. I am glad for the warm then cool California air, for the breezes blowing through the palms, for the otherwise obnoxious mockingbird on the wire outside my bedroom, for The Husband who had a lovely time alone with Sophie. I am thankful for the brief time spent with my extended family and for the solo trip home, wrapped in magazines and the final chapters of Ian Brown's The Boy in the Moon, a memoir that I believe has changed my life so much so that I had to get up from my seat in the plane and retreat to the tiny stainless steel bathroom where I sat and wept, tissues wadded up in my hand, aware of the world below, one coast holding where I'd been and Sophie on the other, where I was headed, quite joyfully.

14 comments:

  1. Well, then. I must read that book. I am glad you are home and safe. Glad you got to go.

    ReplyDelete
  2. I'm so glad that you had some good family time. One needs to be occasionally refreshed in the arms of those who love them.

    Best,
    Bonnie

    ReplyDelete
  3. i love your verbal waltz. good day, elizabeth.

    ReplyDelete
  4. I haven't read the book but I did read his essays in the paper. He's both an amazing writer and an amazing human. The fatigue that he writes about, that resonated more with me than anything. It is endless and so often overwhelming.

    ReplyDelete
  5. Lovely writing Elizabeth. These snippets just tug at my heart. I am going to check out that book as soon as I get to work.

    ReplyDelete
  6. And this is precisely why I never get around to reading all of the books I already own. I hear about some other wonderful book, and off I go. "The Boy in the Moon" will be in my hands soon.

    Welcome home, Elizabeth.

    ReplyDelete
  7. Welcome back. Lunch? Sometime soonish?

    ReplyDelete
  8. Going to read that one myself. Soon. Load it on my Kindle.

    Welcome home.Soak up you girl that you missed so much and love even more.Soak up the joy and our sunshine here. Minus that yucky humidity.

    Heading to the Getty with the boys and Miss Z, We will catch up later this week.Have missed you. Great things happening over at iPossible. It has been quite the ride, to say the least.

    ReplyDelete
  9. How very perfect. So beautifully said. I will have to read that book.

    ReplyDelete
  10. *putting it on my list*
    And welcome home. xo

    ReplyDelete
  11. Also adding that one to my list, and complaining to myself that it's not in ebook format, and sending some thoughts your way. xo

    ReplyDelete
  12. The excerpts are available online. And THEY were gut-wrenching. I well imagine reading the whole book would land me in the plane's bathroom too.

    ReplyDelete
  13. it's raining here at the beach today, so i thought i'd take a few moments and catch up on your travels...loved your posts from hilton head - they told a story with elegant simplicity. glad you are home safely...

    ReplyDelete

LinkWithin

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...