Posts filed under ‘growing up’

looking…simply

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so much time is spent looking

looking around

looking around for something

looking for someone

looking for someone to be

looking for love

looking for someone to love

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BUT

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never enough time is spent

 ~ simply ~

looking at life

~ simply ~

looking at living

~ simply~

looking at living life

~ simply ~

looking at living

and

loving

life

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sunset at Six Flags Great America – Jordan’s last night

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August 15, 2014 at 5:30 pm 17 comments

a factoid quote – by Jordan

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“The real reason the United States is referred to as a melting pot

is because

it has more active cultures than a cup of yogurt.”

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Words from my son, who is now heading back to school to begin his sophomore year in college.  I said “I will see you soon” and hugged (squeezed) him very hard and left a few (okay, actually, many) tears on his shoulder.  I know he is doing what he must and doing the grow up thing but I am still a mom who misses her Pnut and a very leaky faucet.  Does any one have a number for a good plumber?   🙂

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last trip

our last trip to pick up Jordy from work…waiting…

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August 14, 2014 at 2:00 pm 12 comments

lamentations

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i know he has to go

but

knowing does not make it any less painful.

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it is not a ‘forever‘ goodbye,

it is a ‘i’ll see ya later‘ goodbye.

however,

inside

it is a ‘i will miss you so, so, so very much‘ goodbye

and

i cannot wait for you to come back home‘ goodbye

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August 6, 2014 at 3:30 pm 16 comments

the drive

º ∼ º

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the wheels of youth

roll slowly

or

so they seem

to those who are young

but

somewhere

between

what was

and

now is


the wheels have become

fleeting

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inspired by driving ∼ my two boys ∼ everywhere ∼

July 8, 2014 at 2:36 pm 8 comments

status update: a guy, a movie, a beard

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left side – kinda

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right side

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left side – full

Well today is the day – the film is complete and being submitted this morning and then it is placed into the hands of the faculty.   He is a very tired young man and he is swamped with work.  (After all, he is in college – a double major of, not just film, but business.)  His school year is winding down… he will be home next weekend…then he gets his wisdom teeth pulled!

I must say, I am liking the editing beard.  I told him that his face is now hairier than Pee’s!  I wonder what she will think?

May 1, 2014 at 12:56 pm 9 comments

an ode to an editing beard

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my son –

what is it?

what is it i see?

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oh mom –

it is my editing beard

my editing beard you see

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my son –

tell me why?

tell me how it came to be?

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oh mom –

i am so busy

i haven’t shaved in two weeks

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my son –

what have you been doing?

what has kept you so very busy?

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oh mom –

it is all the filming and editing

it has become life itself – it is my movie!

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my son –

i am so proud,

so very proud to be…

the mom of a man with an editing beard

the editing beard i see!

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one side of the beard

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other side of the beard

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voila!

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Yep, that’s my boy!

April 26, 2014 at 1:30 pm 20 comments

take flight

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from

this view

there is so

little to see.

one must fly away –

high above one’s fears

to find a life

of purpose,

healing –

love.

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pretty birdy

the artist – my jordan, 7th grade

April 13, 2014 at 3:18 pm 18 comments

seesaw

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neither here nor there

teetering along an edge

take a seat – hold tight

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April 4, 2014 at 2:27 pm 14 comments

the map

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too many to count

lead to a destination

the scars on one’s heart

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sun

a ‘sunny’ day – behind thick soupy clouds

March 31, 2014

Heron Creek Forest Preserve

Long Grove, IL

April 1, 2014 at 4:59 pm 2 comments

“I have to make a movie…”

little man with Lego’s

dreaming his magical stories

bigger man with camera

filming his magical dreams

A future Spielberg?

A future Spielberg?

back in 2008 – leaning against Barney, scouring Entertainment Weekly magazines, with his 6′ Oscar behind him

big camera

2014 – using the grown up ‘stuff’

when Jordan was little, he would say ” I gotta make a movie” and then run away… to his toys and Legos…

NOW

when he goes away to school, he tells his crying mom

“I have to make a movie”

March 11, 2014 at 3:00 pm 6 comments

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