September 30, 2015
Today, my son Luke, who is 28 years old, and I met for lunch in Victoria, BC, Canada in the Whitespot near his Oak Bay apartment. It was the first time we had been together since my three month summer trip in Europe.
I told him how the toddler beside me on my flight from Heathrow Airport in London, England to Seattle, Washington, USA screamed almost constantly across the Big Pond.
“Afterwards, I kept telling everyone how I cannot recall you ever crying like that as a baby,” I said as I dug into the crispy pasta with tomato sauce in front of me and he forked up his meal choice of steamed broccoli on white rice. “Then, I found that other day as I was sorting through my many years of writing to find potential blog entries.”
This is it:
by Tanya Lester
circa late 1980s
When Luke was born
A volcano erupted
From his lungs
And several times
One day I told him
I would tear my hair out
If he didn’t stop erupting
Don’t worry, Mommy
I am only rehearsing
For building a volcano
When I am seven.
Tanya Lester is the author of “Confessions of a Tea Leaf Reader”. It can be purchased from the author or from amazon.com
It can also be found among the books in many libraries. If it is not in your library than ask for it and give them my email address: firstname.lastname@example.org
My other books can also be found in libraries including the Legislative Library of Manitoba. They are “Friends I Never Knew”, “Women Rights/Writes” and “Dreams and Tricksters”.
Tanya is also a reiki master.
Her website is teareading.wordpress.com
The first part of this blog can be found at writingsmall.wordpress.com
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