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The family is one of nature’s masterpieces.
I have been very quiet for the past week.
I have been enjoying my family.
My sister and her children came to visit.
We went to the park. We went to beach. We played in the garden. We visited the Aquarium and the zoo.
We blew bubbles and ran through sprinklers. Squirted water and giggled.
We did crafts and had treats. Ate cookies and ice cream. Had picnics and played games.
My sister and I had a child free day… Wandered through the Museum of Fine Art, drank tea, spoke in complete sentences, went to a bar! We enjoyed the heat wave, experienced 99F in central Boston, melted.
In the evenings the children fought sleep, tired and happy, too excited to allow the day to end. Cousins together; mischievous, cheeky, beautiful, full of life.
In the evenings the adults ate well, drank a little too much wine, talked and laughed. Sisters together; chatting, exclaiming, updating, supporting, putting the world to rights.
We shared a glass or two of fizz to celebrate our first year in the States.
We took almost no photos. I neglected my blog (and everyone else’s). Real life took over for a while – creating memories, providing inspiration, revitalising.
As it should be.
A priority. A reminder. A much needed dose of perspective.
Time is short, family is precious.
It is indeed a masterpiece.
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