I get stuck throughout the day. In bed. On a chair. She will be sitting on my knees and she’ll start to smile and I will start kissing her cheeks and she will chuckle and I will chuckle and she’ll look at me and I will look at her and then I will not want to be anywhere else. I will just want to be there. Right there. For the whole afternoon. Hi, Helen. Hi, Helen.
Today is Martin Luther King Jr. day. It’s a day I am glad to celebrate, though I am not sure how the man himself would feel about the whole thing. And I like how Reed calls hot chocolate “chocolate-chocolate.” And he always wants more. “More. Please. More chocolate-chocolate. Mama.” And I like winter cooking, with its pots on the stove all day long. And I like days with the people I love.