(From right: Hubby, eldest son, his daughter, I and my son's wife)
We spend more time facing our mobiles than
walking side by side
the way people do in
Each time we see each other, we re-learn habits
on an hourly rate
negotiating every little decision, where to go for dinner
what to do for fun.
We notice how much and how little
we have changed; how little and how much we know of each other's
as years and months are rolled up and stewed down to their essence
each time we see each other.
We talk, or avoid talking; we share or avoid sharing;
initiate and extinguish difficult conversations
reveal and dispel fears.
Which each hour
memories return brighter
ties grow stronger
a new balance is re-established.