Can this be called orchestrating
a family? If this day and every
day there are teeth brushed, and the kids watch the sidewalk for movement.
A year without strangers, has blessed them with a love of
anyone they do not spend every day with, a
problem for our future selves to deal with. We call supper proper
every time the kids eat 5 bites without leaving the family
table. Allowing your kids to go feral is as
much a part of the pandemic as masks, if
you ask the parents I know. A
part of a grand tradition no one planed on – our pair
of girls with their bare feet and the laughs of
lions are no more scary
in the scheme of things, than the whole future, spread out like a map – known yet
unknown. One can only connect so deeply
with a place they have never been incompetent.