Life and Other Distractions
My daughter once built magical cities from wooden IKEA blocks and now studies Architecture. My son pestered his patient teacher with ‘why’ questions: Why did they vote for Hitler in the first place? This month he takes his History finals.
In my empty nest I finally had time to write, but when spring came I stuffed my unfinished manuscript inside a tree trunk. (Who am I kidding, delusional fool – it was barely started!) Instead I meandered for miles by a river, tended a flower garden, volunteered on a farm and trained as a children’s mentor.
Wonder what I’ll do when I grow up?
(Genre: unreliable memoir, 100 words, or so)
Miranda Lewis 2017
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Here is a link to my daughter’s Instagram of her beautiful final pieces for this year.