For the month of March , I will be participating in the Slice of Life Challenge (#sol19) sponsored by Two Writing Teachers. I will be slicing each day for 31 days inspired by my work as a literacy specialist and coach, my life, and my fellow bloggers.
Routine #3: Reflection . #sol19
March 20, 2019
Autopilot. Every day.
Alarm early. My side of the bed. Out and dressed.
Dog leash in hand. Quick walk and quiet talk. Then breakfast for her.
Coffee percolating. ‘School lunch’ for the two humans. Potato Chip for Lily.
All done now, girl.
Phase 2. Cup of Coffee. Slices or other reading for 1/2 hour or so.
Wait… I look in the mirror while I am drying my hair and your eyes stare back at me in the mirror. I look again closer. They aren’t actually your eyes. I remember your eyes being a soft blue with a little green and mine… well they bear that tawny hazel from I don’t know where.
So what is it? The crow’s feet? The shape? I don’t really see it in the next minute. Just a fleeting feeling and unseen seen and then gone.
I pause. The house is quiet. He is gone and she has gone to sleep somewhere else.
I wonder about you, so long gone. What would I say if I had the chance? What would you ask?
I shake my head a little, staying in the present.
Returning to the routine.