Today’s View from Tara’s World

My youngest has been gone for two weeks.  This morning she came bursting into the bathroom as I was sitting on the toilet. 

“Mom, I’m neatening up my room!  My new color scheme: black, white and silver.  So, here’s the deal: I’ll try to keep it picked up as long as you promise not to throw away any of my crap.  Deal?” 

Tara thrusts her hand toward me to shake.  Just as abruptly, she pulls it back.  “No wait.  Wash your hands first.”

She waltzes out the door and curtseys.  Batting her eyelashes coquettishly at me, she looks over her shoulder to ask, “Miss me?  Yeah, I know that’s a ‘hatorical’ question.”

“You mean rhetorical?” I ask the empty space left behind.  Silence.  She’s already on to the next project. 

My answer?  Yes, Tara, I did.

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About HomenDunRoamin

Teaching Artist & Writer: fiction, poetry & nonfiction. Recently completed work: a hybrid memoir. In progress: a novel set in an unnamed Latin American country on the brink of war. The book examines violent and nonviolent resistance and the choices women are forced to make to survive.
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