Nothing Gold

Nature's first green is gold,
Her hardest hue to hold.
Her early leaf's a flower;
But only so an hour.
Then leaf subsides to leaf.
So Eden sank to grief,
So dawn goes down to day.
Nothing gold can stay. -Robert Frost

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I am a white American middle class suburban housewife trying desperately to tell herself that that is not who she is. One time I was a glowing young ruffian. Oh my God it was a million years ago.

Thursday, March 22, 2007

Places and People

I haven't blogged in a long time, and I feel bad, but what do I say? I miss you? duh. That's the understatement of the year. I really miss you. You keep showing up in my dreams. I had a dream the other night that Schuyler and Mick and I were hanging out at some bar talking. I had a dream last night that I was at some family reunion with my aunts and uncles and Mike and Stacy showed up and I flipped out. I was so happy to see them that I cried and screamed and stuff. I was in Seattle with Levi this past week for my dad's 50th birthday and part of me thought that I was going to be going home to DC at the end of it. I was really excited to see Schuyler when we got back, but it didn't feel right going home to Michigan.
Michigan is not too bad, it's really fine. The summers are supposed to be nice. People that are from here think it's the best place in the entire world. I guess it has that in common with Seattle. But really, c'mon, there is no comparison. I guess they haven't been to Seattle. I love it there. I always feel a sense of homecoming when I go there. I love how green everything is and how friendly the people are. And by the end of a week there, I start to smell like fish from eating so much of it. It does seem to be changing a little. Getting a little fussier and more pretentious. I hope that stops. Of course that could be because I spent the week in Kirkland. But, despite Seattle being the best place in the world, I'd rather be in DC. When it comes down to it, you can always visit the beautiful places. I'd rather live in Texas or South Carolina or Moses Lake with the Common Table Folks than in San Francisco, Portland or Seattle without them.

7 Comments:

Blogger Ken said...

We sure miss you guys too! Just last Sunday I was telling Kieran we were going to Church and told him he would be seeing Levi before I caught myself. Just remember that the connections don't die, they just stretch over many more miles!

3:17 PM  
Blogger kate said...

Let's have the best of everything and all move to one of those three cities! I vote for that with all of my heart. And you can have my share of the fish.
I've really been missing you too, Maggie. I keep checking to see if you've posted anything, and I'm so glad you did. Our church isn't the same without you (duh). I wish you were here.
:)

3:49 PM  
Blogger Mike said...

I miss you, too!

duh.

7:01 PM  
Blogger stacy said...

I just heard the news about your upcoming visit! Can't wait to see you in a few weeks.

8:28 PM  
Blogger Mike Croghan said...

Miss you guys too, Maggie. Big time. I really wanted to give you guys a call tonight, but didn't, mainly because I suck, but also because I didn't really get an opportunity. But I miss you guys. Sooo looking forward to seeing you in a couple of weeks!!!

10:59 PM  
Blogger Rebecca said...

I've been stalking your blog to see when you're coming! We really miss you!

8:52 PM  
Blogger Liz said...

I'm glad to see the tubes make it to Michigan... I was starting to think they didn't. I miss you, too!

10:52 AM  

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