Roxane is one of those people who pulls you in; the more you learn about her, the more you want to learn. She and I are still getting to know one another, but here’s what I have learned about her so far…
She’s tough. She’s strong and sassy. She’s not to be messed with. Want proof? Read Quarantine Tales.
She’s funny and open. Go read Men Don’t Have to Sit … you’ll see exactly what I mean!
She’s an amazing storyteller. Go check out A Fish Boned My Mom & Other Tales. Seriously, this girl can tell a tale!
She is also kind, generous, tender, and loving…want an example? Read on…
Thank you, Roxane. Thank you for allowing me to post your story here on Small Moments Mondays. I am honored to be able to share your words. I am truly in love with this piece … it makes me all soft inside. Much love to you!
Movie Magic — by Roxane
we took our boys to a drive-in movie
often, it’s not so easy to appreciate who they are now
they will get older, and much too soon
I want to really see the beauty under the surface of things
they won’t want to cuddle forever
I can almost still smell the exhaust and the concession stand
and the smell of the grimy, sticky, lovely babies in the hatchback of my Jeep
and the quilts my grandmother made that kept us warm
of course the wonderful, buttery aroma of the popcorn
the candy helps to keep them quiet enough to hear the movie
who needs candy when they’re glued to the screen anyway
Despicable Me was surprisingly excellent
their laughter is loud, from the gut and way contagious
I think we’ve found a new hobby
I wonder if this behavior would carry through to other activities? It’s worth a shot maybe
they are so soft and pliable when they’re sleepy
I can’t get enough of them when they sink into me
their love is almost tangible
they love us.
I need more moments like these
the story at the end was a tearjerker
actually it might have been what I was seeing off screen that was so moving
even boys can make things seem more beautiful
holding them holds me together
all this from a few short moments in a parking lot with a billboard sized movie
I wrote this post when we got home from the movie that night and put the boys in bed. I guess this is something like a thought map. I wrote out the thoughts and feelings, as fleeting as they may have been, as accurately as I could remember them. I am so very glad I did.