A Circle and a Square

1 Aug

Devin was two and he hadn’t met his grandma. She had Venus in Aries which led her to bolt to decisions, and the Grand Square had been triggered worse than ever by her Jupiter return three years ago, so, predictably – a trip over land over water over mountains to the east.

He looked so cute in a baseball cap, a navy blue cap on a blue-eyed toehead and a sky blue little polo shirt and when he ran across the green grass in his dark blue elastic waisted pants his little diaper-puffed butt sashayed like a duck tail waddle.

But his grandma just couldn’t take one more year of the arid summers. Damn square. Thanksgiving and Christmas and Easter and summer were always too inconvenient for a visit. But there is water on Jupiter, as it turns out.  So we must remember knowledge is always limited, and that’s why we have faith.  People do change, so as the universe expands, so should possibilities with people.

Thursday the big power moon was coming to tweak its blessing on the mother-daughter relationship. Today she would call her mom and suggest Skype.

Wishes can be mushy.  Wishes can twist.  Wishes are magical only as they are wished. “Oh but that’s such a cold way to visit,” she said, “I really want to see him, touch his little hands,” she said,  “I’m thinking I’ll visit this springtime.”

Devin was pulling off his cap and sitting down on the floor in that seemingly involuntary way that toddlers abruptly sit down.  He was inspecting the brim, scratching at the stitching with his tiny fingernails. Kristina inhaled to encourage the visit but her mother interrupted, “Though spring is the best time of year to be right here in Boston.  And your summers are so hot.”

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7 Responses to “A Circle and a Square”

  1. ingridf August 2, 2012 at 10:07 pm #

    I love how you’ve expressed the heart break of the repeated delayed visits. Lovely.

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