Photo Wednesday 45

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Last weekend, Grace’s best friend from camp came to visit.  This friend is the daughter of my best friend from camp.  The sheer fact of this, and the way I kept seeing my friend’s face in her daughter’s, made me dizzy several times this weekend.  Talk about vertigo: then, now, us, them, summer, the ocean, winter, tears, girls, women … it all blended together in a meteor shower of memory.  Grace is still crying about her friend having left.  Only two months until camp, I keep telling her.


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6 Comments

  1. Kristin H. Macomber
    Posted May 15, 2013 at 6:00 am | Permalink

    Oh, oh, oh! Especially poignant for me, since I see that they’re walking through my hallowed back yard. It’s such a gift, when your children become friends with your friends’ children, isn’t it?

    Do you know E.B. White’s essay, “Once More to the Lake”? There’s a lovely line in that piece, where White is walking with his son along a path that he walked when he was young. “Everywhere we went I had trouble making out which was I, the one walking at my side, the one walking in my pants.”

    I feel that line often, walking beside or behind my no longer kids, now young men.

    admin Reply:

    Wow – I do not know that essay, and am looking it up immediately!!!

  2. Posted May 15, 2013 at 6:42 am | Permalink

    How perfect and how lucky for the girls and for you!

    admin Reply:

    It is!! I know you know the magic of camp 🙂 xox

  3. Matt Russell
    Posted May 15, 2013 at 8:38 am | Permalink

    I love photo Wed. J is an awesome kid, like her mom!

  4. Daniella Garran
    Posted May 15, 2013 at 9:33 am | Permalink

    Not 2 months away!!Only 45 DAYS!!!

    admin Reply:

    Well, second session!

  5. Posted May 15, 2013 at 9:41 am | Permalink

    This gave me goosebumps. How special that you all have a generational kindred friendship. xoxo

    admin Reply:

    Yes – I feel fortunate about it every single day. xox

  6. Posted May 15, 2013 at 10:42 am | Permalink

    That is a novel waiting to be written, my friend. Which camp did you attend?

    admin Reply:

    Cape Cod Sea Camps, in Brewster, MA. It’s fabulous!