Sunday, July 29, 2012

While I Was Gone

While I was gone (to the beach, with family wamily, in Michigan), stuff happened:

1) At Escape Into Life, the new poetry feature--Molly Spencer--was posted for me by Teia, who solves all problems.  (I did not have Internet access where I was.) So check it out, poets!--and poetry readers!

2) My avocado sprouted up into a little tree! It exactly resembles this one. It does not, in any way, resemble my other avocado sprout, which resembles a begonia. And, of course, probably is a begonia. I don't know how the begonia sprout got inside the avocado pit. You will have to ask the squirrels about that.

3) Normal, Illinois had a double rainbow, followed by resumed drought.

4) Michigan had plenty of rain--almost every night and parts of every day! But every day also brought some beach time, sunny time, and changes in the lake and tide pools.

5) My sister got lost. And I found her. By going down to the beach to think about her. My being there then assured her she was found when she returned from "a three-hour tour." (Gilligan Island theme.)

6) Jonathan Koch did a new painting, Strawberries and Cream.

7) Escape Into Life posted this tribute to its founder, Chris Al-Aswad, and a poem by him. When I got back, I attended the party in his honor.


seana said...

Nice to see you back at it, Kathleen. Congratulations on the avocado and the avocado/begonia.

Also on finding your sister. Not a good kind of thing to lose.

Kathleen said...

Thanks, Seana!

Other plants died or nearly died while I was gone, but I have revived many others!

My sister was glad to be found and to find herself. After this temporary misplacement, we reviewed where north and south would be in relation to the lake, the shore, the house, and us. And we all laughed!

Carol said...

Those poems by Molly make me wish she had a book so I could read more more more! Fabulous!

Kathleen said...

Yes! I hope that book will be out there soon.

Bethany Reid said...

Oh, my! So much good stuff today, and THANK YOU for the Molly Spencer poems.

Kathleen said...

And thank YOU, Bethany.

Kim said...

Glad you are home! My F-W heads to Michigan in 2 weeks. One of these years we should overlap our trips!

Kathleen said...

Kim, I'm sure your family wamily will have lots of fun. I plan to groove with Boo Radley.

Sandy Longhorn said...

Thanks for sharing more of Molly's amazing work. Lovely feature.

Also, wahoo for the avocado tree-ling!

Kathleen said...

Thanks, Sandy.

We had avocado (from the store) last night to celebrate.

Hannah Stephenson said...

Ah, welcome back! Sounds lovely.

I'm glad you attended a party in honor of the EIL founder...I was (and am) so sorry to hear about his passing,

Kathleen said...

Thank you, Hannah. I think maintaining EIL has been healing for all involved.

Molly said...

Kathleen, thanks! I'm thrilled to have my work at EIL, and so glad that readers are connecting with it. I'm hoping for that book someday too ;).

I'm curious about where you were in Michigan, which is my old sod, the Motherland, the Old Country, and all that. Glad you found your sister!

Thanks again.

Kathleen said...

Thanks, Molly. Just down from Sawyer, just up from Union Pier, visiting New Buffalo to do grocery shopping.