A single word embodies your essence
Defined as delightfully or attractive.
Your heart stopping
Your father and mothers DNA
In your face I see your father's expressive intensity
And your mother's ever youthful, playful happiness
What a marriage indeed!
You are simply captivating
A bundle of precious joy
Of innocence and the embodiment of dreams realized
And driving for greatness in this crazy world.
Never ever stop shining your light
My sweet sweet nephew!
Love your auntie Bloom
Brian Keith Wallen
Happy Freaking Friday
After a mentally exhausting week
But rewarding too
For the simple blessings of these spring days
Tulips resplendent in all their glory
Grateful for time with Alessandro
Shooting hoops in the driveway
While my sister persistently and insistently
Pulls the grass length down with her mower
Driving between Bellbrook and Centerville
The smell of the ground fresh with precipitation
Seeps into my nostrils, windows down
Ethereal blue shades of paint
Streak haphazardly across the sky
Birds chirp happily with the thaw of winter.
Enjoy Madagascar homemade vanilla ice-cream at Spinoza’s
Is hog heaven
We all…scream for ice cream
(Move from Albuquerque to Dayton, 2015)
Sigh of relief as I arrive to my final destination
Sister guiding me via phone to the Kroger
Where she is waiting...
Broadly smiling with a man named Mark.
Lou filmed our Reunion
In slow motion, sister love
Sure as the thick red blood running
Through our veins connecting our DNA
Differences in style, personality
And preferences will never supercede
The bonds of our shared ancestry,
Shared life experience and enduring love
Blood truly is thicker than water
In this case it is true and I am grateful.