Change Under Way


We have a big life change coming soon. N and I have known for almost a year. We may tell the girls tomorrow. They will be elated (they also, at ages 4.5 and 2, won’t understand that “moving” can actually mean going farther than across a bridge or 7 blocks away).

My own thoughts and emotions are beginning to flutter. Mostly excitement, curiosity… but also an underlying current of vulnerability. Brings to mind a poem by the British poet, Christopher Logue.

Come to the edge.
We might fall.
Come to the edge.
It’s too high!
Come to the edge.
And they came,
and we pushed,
and they flew.

I included this poem in a school portfolio piece in 2003, just before I graduated. Interesting how themes can rise and fall throughout your life.

Photo by friend, architect and photographer, Irene Bazquez.

2 thoughts on “Change Under Way

  1. I just saw Ruth and told her about your move. She’s wishing you a Bon Voyage and best wishes. 😊

    Sent from my iPhone


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