Mwah my dears! I had a lovely time in Canada. Thank you for all the birthday well wishes. Our last challenge was simply Love, what and who it means to you. Here are the responses!
The name of this photo really says it all, “my cat’s making out with my boyfriend.” Win.
I got chills reading this. Ah so good!
all misfits –
here because a wind blew,
and our tiny seed-bodies landed;
we took root,
so together we grow.
here, i will lift you up
on my shoulders,
and carry you through high waters;
mumbling under my breath,
how i adore you.
though sometimes, i hardly know you,
and at other times, i’ve known you forever –
hey you, there, girl,
and you, friend, and you, boy…
i’ll take you with me;
hand in hand,
we both feel like fighting for.
i am enamored
of your beauty,
of your resolve,
of your likeness to myself,
and your simple reflection
of all i ever wanted myself to be.”
You may ask yourself what does an fried egg on a Mickey Mouse Plate have to do with love? Well, it’s 4:45am, the baby has just gone back to sleep and Holland, a few months shy of his 3rd birthday, wanders in to bed room. More asleep than awake he gently touches my face and says, “Daddy, I’m way hungry.” So, naturally I bolt up my first reaction being, “who’s touching my face!” Then to the kitchen we go and munch some animal crackers and drink a little milk. On our way back to bed the baby wakes up and starts to fuss. Now they are both up and it’s doubtful that either will go back to sleep. We try and snuggle on the couch for a bit but one thing leads to another and it’s now 6:30. I make the baby a bottle and Holland is hungry again. “Daddy, please, white egg? Please? Love you.” Now how can you say no to that, even on 4 hours of sleep, so baby slung in my left arm I fired up the stove and started a “white egg” for my boy. You may say big deal, right? He’s doing what has to be done for his kid to eat. But I think that is the “it.” Love is taking care of someone like you are supposed to, love is trying really hard to take care of someone like they want to be taken care of. Anyway, that’s just my 2¢.”
Once again, thank you so much to everyone for participating. I made a video of my lover and I at the Ice Hotel and in Quebec, but I have yet to edit it (eep) so I’ll post that a little later lovers. The new challenge will be up in a tick!