Friday, January 9, 2015

Thank You, Emily Saliers...

Just because I took some time off from writing over the holidays doesn't mean I was any less spastic in thinking of things I wanted to share.  We overnighted at Disneyland and got stranded on the side of a mountain in the snow.  Then my husband ran out to the grocery store and came home with a new pet, shortly before a two inch cut made my home look like a murder scene landed us in the emergency room.  No shortage of material.

But when I finally sat down to blog, I struggled with where to begin.  Then I remembered a quote from my favorite singer-songwriter, the Indigo Girls' Emily Saliers.

You have to laugh at yourself, because you'd cry your eyes out if you didn't.


A woman has twins and gives them up for adoption.  One goes to live with a family in Egypt and is named Amal.  The other is adopted by a family in Spain and they name him Juan.

Years later, Juan sends a picture of himself to his birth mother.  Delighted to receive the photo, the woman tells her husband that she wishes she also had one of Amal.

"But they are twins", he says. "If you've seen Juan, you've seen Amal."

I'm excited to be back in action next week and hope you will join me.  Until then, have fun blowing your New Year's Resolutions.