This piece was published in Mothering Magazine in 2008 about what happened when my daughter found out/realized I was the one who had been writing the notes from the fairies.
Following the writing are two letters from readers, and my (and my daughter’s) response.
These are some poems. Some I wrote as I was falling in love, some as I took care of my mother as she fought, and ultimately lost, to cancer.
And do you know Mary Oliver?
If you don’t, check out some of her pieces. She’s wise, gentle, powerful and insightful and her poetry has always spoken to me, deeply.