Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Sitting next to me on the plane

Sitting next to me on the plane, she pulled off her sweater.  The lace edged tank rode up her back when she bent to cram it into her bag.  She is clear eyed, and smooth, and she smells good; the image of youth.
I turn to my son, preventing the juice box from falling, help him slide the window shade up.  I'm grateful for adulthood.


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    1. Thanks! I've never done one of these memes before, it's fun!

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    1. Thanks for reading, and the comment, it's appreciated.

  3. At first, it seems like she might be envious of this woman who is the image of youth. But no, she is actually looking with relief, grateful to be exactly who she is.

    1. Yeah- it's always a mixed bag, though, isn't it?

  4. Thank you so much for joining this week's Trifecta Challenge. We love to see new faces. I really enjoyed your piece, and it resonated with me. There's something very comforting about being surrounded by little ones sticky from juice boxes, but growing older is still a difficult process, yeah? Thanks for dropping in. Hope to see you back again soon.