Tara’s World: On Birthdays

IMG_1520Me: “I’m going to a party tomorrow night so I won’t be home ’til late.”

Fourteen-year-old Tara: “And you didn’t invite me?”

Me: “Well, would you like to come to a 60th birthday party?”

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Photo by Tara C.L.

Tara: “Only if it’s a Sweet Sixtieth.”

Me: “It is– my friend is very sweet.”

Tara: “I guess I’ll pass this time. But when you turn 60, I’ll throw you a Sweet Sixtieth. We’ll have games and stuff– like Beer Pong. Only instead of beer we’ll use prune juice!”

Me: “Thanks, Tats.”

Photo by Tara C.L.

Photo by Tara C.L.

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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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