Loosened from the mud, I find myself floating in a world of possibility.

So can you.

eerie childhood memory?

She woke unexpectedly.  I swear to you she has never woken at random times at night when we are at the trailer.  Sure she might be up early but never have I had to go in while in post-Lotus Bud time with hubby.  This time she awoke and she made it the living room and quieted as she gazed out at our fire blazing in the stone-lined firepit and the half dozen citronella torches glowing in the darkness.

Did she think it was eerie?  Or was she suddenly realizing there was this whole life happening after she goes to sleep at night?  Was she wondering what we were doing on this festive looking night?  I wonder if she will understand the next time I have to say to her "please roll over and go to sleep now because I want to go and spend time with Daddy."