“I’m not exactly sure when it began, but at some point as I lay squinting through the kaleidoscope of scraped knees, birthday parties, pet gerbils, sleep-overs, and a thousand other similar, seemingly inconsequential events, the beach began to wither. Ever so slightly at first, inch by inch, like the creeping shadowy cartoon figures cast onto the pavement by some 200 year-old oak — I hardly took notice of the shrinking sand as the morning of my son’s youth waned.
“A Fading Glimmer and the Faraway Seas of the Plastic Pirates” A. Galle, Jr © 2014
Not long ago, after finding myself in a somewhat sentimental/reflective mood at the sight of my 14 year-old son, now taller than me and SHAVING, I felt an urge to put some thoughts to paper — well, maybe not “paper” but to written word anyway. After scouring the web for several days hoping to find a site where I might possibly share these feelings with similarly minded people, I discovered there really wasn’t one.
Oh if I wanted some spirited parental discussions and insight on picking out a name for my new baby, activities to do with my toddler, what NOT to let my tween watch on television, or picking out the purrrfect kitty for my 5 year-old, etc., there were certainly no shortages of outlets there; however, for a bit more cerebral thoughts as relating to parenting and life in general–well, there just wasn’t that much out there.
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