Morning in February

I come downstairs. Voices in the kitchen. A man with a German accent is discussing intellectual property. I recognize one of the lawyer’s voices and think yet again about how much I love it. K is not muted. Dare I clank some ice into a glass? A loud bird is squawking at regular intervals. To my mind, as good a contribution as any. It’s hilarious, actually.

And now, to walk the dog. This time of year, cold is mitigated a good deal by the sun. It’s 39 degrees out, not 28 like Monday. I may not wear a hat!

Here is a side by side of my father’s father, Francis Mallon, and Son #2. What do you think?

Closing with celestial images from the walls upstairs.

Texas friends: hang in there! Here in New England, we count the days ’til spring. Less than a month, now.

11 thoughts on “Morning in February

  1. Tina

    Son #2 is a very handsome fella. People have often told me that I look a lot like my grandmother .. why I’m not totally sure and although I never met her the idea of it made me happy.
    We had a beautiful sunny day yesterday .. of course coming home to a surprise gift totally warmed me inside and out. It is cloudy today but one more day closer to spring. Woohoo!!

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    1. deemallon Post author

      I’m one of those people that doesn’t look like her childhood pictures so who I looked like at ten is not necessarily who I looked like at fifteen or 22. At my grandfather’s death bed (other side of the family), he called me by his youngest daughter’s name. That resemblance was easy to see.

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  2. Nancy

    You’ve so well captured a moment in time and through time in this post Dee. The threads of connection, thick, thin or blurry…or obvious. I think I look like my father and my mom, sister more just like mom. My kids – son more like me, daughter more like their dad’s family. Interesting to ponder.

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  3. Liz A

    We hung in and came out in one piece … thanks for the good thoughts, which helped much

    Today it’s 84 and I wore sandals on my stroll to the mail box … global weirding continues unabated

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