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  1. Town and Country Mom
    January 9, 2010

    A deft post, perfect, in fact. Wallow a bit, then be grateful–that's what gets me through the loads of laundry.

  2. Preppy 101
    January 9, 2010

    This post is mesmerizing. How wonderful is the way you conveyed your message to us – real people. Very appropriate for this cold, wintry, 'where is the sun' day. xoxo

  3. the communicatrix
    January 9, 2010

    Knowing that you are not the only one on the only Ferris wheel hitting bottom does not fix things exactly, but it does help one bear up under it.

    This means we will soon be going up again, yes?

    Thanks for this timely post. More timely than perhaps you know.

  4. EntertainingMom
    January 9, 2010

    L — I read this earlier with tears streaming down my face… I couldn't reply. At least just then. I think about this circle of life all the time, but when a cycle near and dear to you is about to expire … as you watch the progression of a young and vibrant life turn so dramatically before your eyes you begin to question everything.

    Today I went to the mall. How mundane. How painful! But I had promised my daughter I would take her, and so I braved abercrombie and Justice and while walking down the long hallways thought of my sister in law in bed in a dark house who would love nothing more than to be able to have the opportunity to experience something, anything, so mundane just one more time…

  5. Jill
    January 9, 2010


  6. Duchesse
    January 9, 2010

    In the my mother's time, people would "pay a call". I miss that. Some years ago a friend had a miscarriage. She received many notes, but told me what meant the most was the friends who would come over and sit with her for an hour. Many are afraid to do this, including me, at times, because it's not as safe and controlled as sending a note. But it means so much.

  7. tintarosa
    January 9, 2010

    …and tomorrow is another day.

    January 9, 2010

    Beautiful post!

  9. smiles4u
    January 9, 2010

    You really do have a way with words. So true. So eloquently said. Thank you. XX Lori

  10. hostess of the humble bungalow
    January 9, 2010

    Lovely photo, words are lovely, the ferris wheel image, it's pure poetry and magic. I wonder at your ability to turn a phrase, to plant that thoughful seed, to give us much to ponder…BTW the leaves look beautiful on the patio, such a colorful contrast to the slate grey…

  11. Maureen@IslandRoar
    January 9, 2010

    Lisa, you even do low-grade melancholy with class and eloquence!
    I love the image of the ferris wheel pausing before it goes back up. Gonna hold that one with me this week…

  12. see you there!
    January 10, 2010

    The ferris wheel image is wonderful. One I'll hold in my mind. Great thoughtful post.


  13. The Daily Connoisseur
    January 10, 2010

    Love this- the cycle of life. Reading it was very soothing for me. Just got back from Barbados where there was a lot of time to think about these things. You were right- the island was spectacular! x

  14. Jan
    January 10, 2010

    I was so touched by this, Lisa, that I was – for once – at a loss of words.

    So, what Maureen said. Oh, yeah.

  15. LPC
    January 10, 2010

    Good morning everyone. Good morning, and thank you:). I think maybe Barbados would be a good thing all around?

  16. The Broke Socialite
    January 10, 2010

    This post nearly brought me to tears. So absolutely lovely.

  17. thepreppyprincess
    January 10, 2010

    You have outdone yourself with this one Miss LPC, as so many of us can clutch at the Ferris Wheel image and hold it closely in a "yep, that's how it feels" kind of way. You are too gifted.

    Smiles at you for the week ahead,

  18. She Writes
    January 10, 2010

    Your writing is brilliant, and your recognition of your fellow bloggers generous. I will visit again! Now to visit some you have mentioned.

  19. Patsy
    January 11, 2010

    Reflection is good and necessary, I think. It makes me aware of the contentment of the now. Later, things will change.

  20. Mouse
    January 11, 2010

    Up, up and away on the wheel of the year. xo

  21. Bumby Scott
    January 11, 2010

    Wow! Lisa, well said.

    Always Bumby

  22. Kate
    January 11, 2010

    Beautiful post as always, Lisa. Reflective, calm and melancholic, but in an uplifting sort of way. Kudos and happy new year!

  23. Maya @ Completely Coastal
    January 11, 2010

    I hope you got my email…, you won the sailcloth pillow!

    Please email me your shipping address so that I can forward it to Kim.


  24. LPC
    January 12, 2010

    How exciting!

  25. Legallyblondemel
    January 12, 2010

    This truly is that quirky tipping point part of the year, isn't it, where things are still. Good time for Saturday morning reflection (I type on Tuesday afternoon).

    Yes, today it's very much "I Pick Bloated and Feeling Rather Unlike Myself", but I'm trying to step back and appreciate all of the quirks.

  26. vintage simple
    January 12, 2010

    Beautiful post, Lisa.


  27. Meg
    January 13, 2010

    Achem. What of those of us who are neither getting married (have done) or having or not having children?

    I'm just saying. We're here too (Like you. you are not doing very similar things. 30 meets 50 that way.)

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