Monday, April 24, 2006

Sharing



Kristen, my niece, is a diva. We wept during her senior vocal recital at Dennison University. How does a knobby-kneeed little girl grow up so fast? Where was I when she turned from duckling to swan? Keith captured a happy moment mother and I shared after the recital. It's my favorite picture, ever - of the two of us. I felt a twinge of guilt as my kind brother-in-law, Phil, offered a toast in celebration of my award in the poetry contest. Kristen was sweet and said she was happy to share the limelight with her Aunt Cathy. Color me happy :0)

7 comments:

Bonita said...

A lovely photo of you and your Mom...you had a nice weekend.

Casey said...

What kind of tree is that behind your niece? Those things are all over Indiana and they're SO pretty, especially in the morning sunshine.

Cathy said...

Casey - That is a redbud. Aren't they lovely? They're opening with the dogwood here in my yard. This time of year one doesn't want to blink for fear of missing a moment of beauty.
You asked when you might read my contest poem. I guess I'm not to post it as it makes it less 'publishable' - but if there were someway to send it to you privately - I'd be delighted to do so.

Daisy-Winifred said...

So glad you had a celebratory weekend and your niece could express your joy in song so clearly as to move you to tears:0) What a wonderful picture of you and your Mum a moment of real connection it looks.
Trust the flowers are still blooming and blue skies adorning and you are still smiling heart deep my poet friend:0)

Casey said...

Oh better yet, Cathy -- where is it being published? I'll wait and get a copy of the mag. I'm a big literary magazine fan... or does the Frost contest have a website?

Cathy said...

Yes. You can go to heritagehousemuseum.org to learn about the RFPF. I don't think the poems end up on their website. When I spoke with Ray at the museum he said they were considering doing a 12th anniversary anthology. Beyond that I just dunno.

Casey said...

Ah -- got it. Well if you can email it to me I'll promise to destory it after reading it....

cpratt@purdue.edu