the fear of forgetfulness

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Wrapping Birthday Time

If it were humanly possible I’d wrap time up in a sturdy box. I’d bind that amazing box with ribbon so secure, time would have no other choice but to stop.
me with carolineI’d paint portrait after portrait to freeze my children’s beautiful faces in their most innocent moments.

Max and Caroline

Max and Caroline

I’d fill our home with festive balloons year round so my children would stay young forever.

I’d bake rainbow cakes piled so high with color, all escape routes would be blocked.
bday cakeBut there is no sturdy box to hold time, only birthday gifts wrapped in pretty foil bows and birthday pizza cookies.

I can paint all the portraits I desire but each canvas will only reflect an older face.

Caroline detail

Caroline detail

I can make our dog wear the goofy birthday hat instead of my children, but he won’t enjoy it, and their birthdays will still arrive.
rocky with har

And my children will continue growing up and growing wiser than their silly mother…

Caroline Hands Crossed

Caroline Hands Crossed

Happy Birthday, dearest delicate daughter.