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Flashbacks about the homeland. Just something I found on the web, this is a bridge in yamaguchi, which translates as the mouth of the mountains.
Dear Quaker Lake,
I haven’t swam in your waters since the early days of yore, when the air was soft and sweet like tarted taffy from tuckers store. I long to see your shimmering body and gaze you over after forgetting what it was I wanted to do.
At night you patiently wait for us to rise, and with the sun we circle you, desperately trying to consume all that is there. Above and below the silky cover we lay our teeming minds to rest, and seemingly uncover a lost emotion, that escapes as soon as the roads widen and trees clear.
O’ Quaker, remind me once again how the old is undone, and the worst of worry dissolved within your belly. Take me out and never bring me back on a walk through your shaded arms. Spoil me with a season of friends, sure to keep me full throughout the year.
Here are the pictures that I promised, a little before schedule even. There are a lot of pics in here, taken from Nov. 18th till recently. Yes that date does sound familiar: It was Kai’s birthday.
Besides the B-day photos, there are pictures from Thanksgiving Vacation back in the Hamptons and also a trip we recently took to Boston.
Enjoy the show!
I have a lot of pictures to get up and on the flickr site, but for now these will have to suffice. Kai has been doing this new thing where all he wants to do is “Talk Talk Talk.” His favorite thing to talk about, in case you didn’t already know, is Obama: Obama Car, Obama Juice, and even Obama’s Mama.
He does this ridiculously cute thing where if you ask him what his favorite (insert noun, e.g. movie) is, he will respond with “Obama movie.” It is sort of indistinguishable in his speech, because he slurs it a little, but that is exactly what he is trying to say. I do not know how he even picked it up. Maybe it was all the hoopla over the election. Kai is always thinking.
When you ask him who his favorite politician is, he will respond with Obama’s Chin-Chin, because he can’t pronounce “politician” correctly; this actually means something pretty funny in Japanese. I will leave it to you all to translate it.
This is a blog post for Ms. Webb. My homework is about …..
Continuing with the off theme, presidential race, this one was to good not to post.
Oh yeah and by the way, we will be home in 8 days!!! Can’t wait to hop in that lake, it’s been 100 degrees here for about 3 weeks now.