Saturday, November 12, 2011

On her way-


Rea, who turns twenty-one next month, has found a place downtown.
The last couple of months leading to her move I felt scared and
 sad. I saw only the things that ended. Her happiness though is infectious,
and now I feel delight in her new path.


Our relationship now has the serenity and clarity of a day after
a northern storm.


In a favorite coffee shop, Rea putting the final lines
in an essay, Lucy playing, and me doing sketchbook work.
The deepest joy-
 to watch my daughter on her way to making her
own life.

6 comments:

Carole said...

How exciting for her and a little sad for you.

demie said...

καλή τύχη Ρέα στην καινούρια σου ζωή : )

annamaria said...

Thank you Carole and Demie- she's lovely-

Erin said...

Never easy to see our babies leave home one day, I imagine... (mine is still 3 but yes one day..)
All the best to your daughter's journey about to start...!

Laura said...

congratulations to you and rea:) it is huge step to take for you both...lovely though in its own way...

annamaria said...

Thank you Erin- still three! Enjoy...!


Thank you Laura- it's time for new beginnings!:)