Profile cover photo
Profile photo
Juliet Bond
26 followers
26 followers
About
Juliet Bond's posts

Post has attachment
A Little Laughter
My poem yesterday was a bit morose so I thought I'd share something a bit more cheerful today.  If this doesn't make you smile, you might need therapy...

Post has attachment
Myself Today
I had this moment today A microscopic flash of future myself This mirrored twin was silver-bright But her edges Milling inside moving shadows Maybe a ghost Or a muted, damaged thing And I thought,  No. This is myself Clear-eyed and able My mind veered from ...

Post has attachment
Joining Jeanne
Ten years ago, my life fell apart.  My dad had two heart attacks, my husband had an affair and one of my best friend's brain literally exploded.  My dad recovered.  Our marriage healed.  But Jeanne's brain could not withstand the resulting trauma.  Since th...

Post has attachment
Brain Break
So Gina and I have booth been off the grid for the most part this summer.  While I focused on parenting and health nonsense, Gina's whole life has been on hold.  I'll let her tell her own story but I will say that it has a happy ending. For now, we both nee...

Post has attachment
Too Tired
This has been an exhausting week.  In the last five minutes, I pulled Tomass into the house for punching his brother's broken and still healing shoulder, attempted to put him in a time out and got kicked, punched and given the bird... But I do want to take ...

Post has attachment
Being Thankful
I know, I know.  I sound all Pollyanna for writing this and some people may be sick of my waxing on about peace and love and generosity but F-You.  I'm grateful. I'm grateful for this opportunity to love a whole bunch of difficult kids. I'm grateful to get ...

Post has attachment
im noguris
I'm tired. It's a good tired.  This tired comes from a place of absolute concentration on one, specific thing...parenting. I like this.  It's unusual for me to focus in this way.  In my real life, I teach, write, volunteer, coordinate non-profit services, s...

Post has attachment
Happy Birthday, Casey!
Birthday Lights Blue-eyed babe, Careful sun. Open-hearted, youngest one Now a boy Growing up Still my little Cheerful pup. I love you, my sweet, sweet 10 year old boy.

Post has attachment
Sunday Reading Suggestion
I hate short stories.  Just as you start to connect to a character and plot, the story ends - usually abruptly. When I pick up a new book, it's always a novel, the fatter the better.  It makes sense then that The Twelve Tribes of Hattie didn't work for me. ...

Post has attachment
For Gina on the Agony of Mothers
Mama's Promise BY  MARILYN NELSON I have no answer to the blank inequity of a four-year-old dying of cancer. I saw her on t.v. and wept with my mouth full of meatloaf. I constantly flash on disasters now; red lights shout  Warning .  Danger . everywhere I l...
Wait while more posts are being loaded