She came sooner than I’d allowed myself to expect, and so quickly… but so perfectly.

I’d persisted in leaving a few special things on my list undone, undecided… or at least continuously in a state of not-quite-finished.

It was the natural consequence of a sensible slowing-down perhaps, of a stubborn state of unhurry that allowed life to pass in lingering pictures, vivid in their stillness, heady with promise and never quite relinquished.

Unfinishing made bankable nostalgia out of waiting.

I was readily unready,

and as it happens, things were completely incomplete when she arrived…

but isn’t that so with all things? a state of affairs that leaves room for life to happen in all its persisting, beautiful, evolving in/completeness?

In/complete list:

baby kimono: sleeves still to be finished… (see below)

changing mat cover: webbing edge

second baby sling: edge stitching

baby: beautifully in/complete and growing nicely

mother: ditto


  • I wish more people would write blogs like this that are really fun to read. With all the fluff floating around on the net, it is rare to read a blog like this instead.

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