In the meantime, life happens! There are books to be read, movies to see, places to go and people to meet,endless dinners to prepare! I look back in wonder at the past and it's as if it's still there ready to be touched -- it's inescapable but it's 'other', like a spirit or a ghost, perhaps a stalker. As I get older I find it would be easy to become a person on the sidelines, an observer to other people's lives instead of a liver of my own. At the same time still believe that it is all still before me, still waiting to happen. And I wander in and out of purpose. I have a sense of expectation, but perhaps the expectation is empty and it needs to be filled. I live in hope, but the hope needs to be named... Doesn't it?
This is what happens when the days are short and the weather is gloomy.
|Heejung on her first visit being put to work -- this is in 2000!|
|This picture was taken in 1954, my brother and a French girl, whose family was on a year's visit to St. Johnsbury Academy. They are dancing at the Winter Carnival Ball. He was almost 5 years old! |
|This is a put up job -- for my mother to have both her daughters with their grandsons looking as though they were standing in her garden! In reality I was in Olympia, Washington, and my sister in Minneapollis! |
|My parents with me and two of their grandchildren and a brand new daughter-in-law! |
The year was 2000 and on December 27th my parents became Great Grandparents...