It’s good the night sky reveals slowly. First Venus in the west and then Jupiter in the east. If all the stars came out at once it would be tough to know the direction.
It is good to have the kids back. My father is long gone, but still teaches me lessons, about the way we were treated and why. My girls fight over bedrooms even now. They are grown women. Beautiful and assured. They jostle, and tease each other.
Hunter, is realizing he has roots. He is handsome and smart. My father and grandfather could add numbers as quick as they were given. Hunter can do that.
I look at my children and I see all the hard times my grandparents had. I see my mothers face when things didn’t turn out. I see my father looking at Swansea and the caps on the lake. I see every bale lifted by their young elbows. Every blizzard slashing their eyes.
I also see their eyes and the landscape reflected.
They are young. I only get to know them for part of their lives. How I wish I could see them grow old.
Lisa is a wonderful mother. She always made everything right when I didn’t even know what was going on. Somehow, I’ve been lucky.
Now I’m a grandfather, I have another opportunity to make everything right.
All the stars are out now. Venus is down but Jupiter is overhead shining bright.