The Strange Light

Happiness in Moments

Observations, Week Two

Sitting for a moment in the quiet courtyard of the closed Public Library.

Watching Lonzo chase squirrels.

The streets as still as the harbor.

Laying under the covers with my son, searching online for new socks.

The same son delivering Oreos, Pepsi, Milk and Goldfish to my bedside table on a framed picture “tray” – because he wanted to make me something. The spoon is so goldfish dust doesn’t collect on my fingers.

Diehard New England Surfers off Devereaux Beach.

The slow motion swaying branches of willows trees.

Strangers walking, exchanging smiles, waves and head nods – even with the uneasy distance in between.

Kids losing their independence outside but gaining it inside. They are finding the flow of their own rhythm.

A homemade sign in the front yard reading “smiles are contagious too”.

Route 128 drives, singing with the windows down, music blaring, hair flowing. “Hey I just forgot about the corona virus” my littlest said.

Newborn winter babies out in strollers for first spring walks- their routine uninterrupted, their life seemingly unchanged.

A rhinoceros statue in the tangled front yard of a downtown house.

Days merging together separated only by the lessons each one brings.

Stand up in a clear blue morning
Until you see what can be
Alone in a cold day dawning
Are you still free? Can you be?
When some cold tomorrow finds you
When some sad old dream reminds you
How the endless road unwinds you

-Steve Winwood

When You See A Chance

Published by carolineclaramie

I am a 43 year old mom of three. I have been raising my kids by myself for nearly 10 years. They are and always will be my first priority, but this blog is about me. And you. My goal is to share to heal myself and in that process I hope to help others do the same.

4 thoughts on “The Strange Light

  1. Oh. Oh this is all so beautiful and I’m in tears because I miss you so much. K with his picture tray, D forgetting about the virus for a moment. Oh. Love you. Thank you.


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