Journal entry:

My children and I weren’t born with silver spoons in our mouths: quite often we were alone together and their fathers were absent for whatever reason. There were no hands-on grandparents to help out, no high-flying career to bail us out of tough financial times. But you know what? You don’t get strong by swimming downstream without a current. The outcome of all of that is that there is an unbreakable bond between us and my children’s ability to endure and apply themselves to hard work and tough circumstances takes my breath away 🙂

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The Artist’s Way:

She gave her only tomato to her son,

It’s ok,

She’d forgotten how they tasted anyway,

Her poor, thin body was eating itself,

But her audience liked her poem,

So that was something,

Can one live off adulation alone?

crone by leon rogers