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Meditations on Tuff

The native Maine-nah and I hit the beach today for the first time this summer.   

Even though the water temp was only about fifty degrees, she still got every-inch-wet—if you don't go under, it doesn't count.  In the family lexicon, that makes you kinda wussy.  It's taken me years to come up with a satisfying return taunt—ain't gonna be held hostage to some fool idea you had when you were seven....

Part of the reason I'm so waver-y about how identifiable I want to be here is due to fool ideas of my own about what I might someday say.

My profile, if you happen to look, could strike you as a bit whimsical.  That's the word that tends to get used for grown-ups who admit a fondness for Disney movies and other childish (wondrous) things.

I share my skin with a four year old.  She likes Converse sneakers and nonsense rhymes (Behold the Bold Umbrellaphant) and black raspberry ice cream sodas made with chocolate syrup.  

Of course, I like all of these things, too, which means most times, she's completely invisible.  Most times, that's completely how we want it.

She's also the keeper of our hardest story.  

I'm finding myself free to say lots here and I don't really want to stop.  But that kind of makes this her place, 'cause I'm going to need her to hold my hand.

She's the tuffest one.

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(Anonymous)
Jun. 9th, 2008 02:23 am (UTC)
You Go!
I am so proud of you, honey. This is great.

e!
newwaytowrite
Jun. 9th, 2008 03:37 am (UTC)
I found you by the random journal button
which LJ has finally found a user friendly location for after what seems like eons.

I have friended you. How could I not? Cats, cookbooks and reading.
(Anonymous)
Jun. 13th, 2008 12:43 am (UTC)
Re: I found you by the random journal button
Hi...and thanks! I'm just getting to know my way around LJ, but I am going to friend you back (as soon as I figure out how, LOL). I can go on at length on all of those topics and look forward to some fine conversation. The fur-person in your userpic looks like a snuggler (ours have to be in the right mood...)
storybystory
Jun. 13th, 2008 12:50 am (UTC)
Re: I found you by the random journal button
OK, I'm so good at this that I didn't realize I wasn't logged in and so just sent the first comment anonymously...sorry!
(Anonymous)
Jun. 11th, 2008 06:24 pm (UTC)
I think you are both pretty tough...
and I love you both... thanks for sharing your world.

Love,

c married to e
(Anonymous)
Jun. 13th, 2008 12:46 am (UTC)
C & E,

You guys rock (as always). Love you, too!
storybystory
Jun. 13th, 2008 12:53 am (UTC)
Um, so that was me...not like you couldn't tell or anything...did this thing come with a user's manual? (yergh)
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