Mother, May I?

I am reblogging some Mother’s Day musings inspired by a son’s poem, and for today adding flowers for my own sons and daughters and for my mother:

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Love in the Spaces

HPIM7503 Not long ago I was gifted with the pleasure of hearing Billy Collins wryly read his poem about fashioning a plastic lanyard to present to his mother:

No cookie nibbled by a French novelist
could send one into the past more suddenly—
a past where I sat at a workbench at a camp
by a deep Adirondack lake
learning how to braid long thin plastic strips 
into a lanyard, a gift for my mother. . . .

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Author: Stephanie

In her spare time, Stephanie works full-time, and then some, as an attorney. She has published articles and delivered talks in arcane fields like forensic evidentiary issues, jury instructions, and expert scientific witness preparation. She attended law school near the the banks of the Charles River and loves that dirty water; she will always think of Boston as her home. You are welcome to take a look at her Facebook author page, or follow @SMartinGlennon on Twitter and @schnitzelpond on Instagram. Bonus points for anyone who understands the Instagram handle. All content on this blog, unless otherwise attributed, is (c) 2012-2023 by Stephanie M. Glennon and should not be reproduced (in any form other than re-blogging in accordance with the wee Wordpress buttons at the bottom of each post) without the express permission of the domain holder.

3 thoughts on “Mother, May I?”

  1. Had a wonderful 2 hour phone conversation with my youngest yesterday. I forgot to count how many times we said “I love you, I’m proud of you, look what we’ve become, let’s keep growing”. Today my oldest is taking me to a wine & painting place where we get to dabble and sip with our mates and see what crazy creativity emerges. I am VERY excited about our craft project!

    1. Joint craft projects are the best! Well, loving two-hour mother-child conversations of course top that 🙂 I carried with me from the old house each and every memory-suffused painting and craft they ever presented to me. No lanyards, but a lot of other works of love.

  2. Steph — has your e-mail changed? I’ve tried half a dozen times to send you e-mail, and it always comes back as undeliverable. Send me e-mail with a good e-mail address!



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