If you’ve never been, this place is right off of a highway not too far from our town, and has lots of fun things to do.
We rode Casa de Choo Choo.
We bought candy at Casa de Sweets.
We bought fruit at the fruit stand and wine from their vineyards.
Noelle very proudly made it halfway across the monkey bars on the playground.
She even got to pan for gold while I nibbled on some grapes in the warm sun.
The rest of the weekend I was either doing laundry, riding bikes with
Love After Love
The time will come
when, with elation,
you will greet yourself arriving
at your own door, in your own mirror,
and each will smile at the other’s welcome,
and say, sit here. Eat.
You will love again the stranger who was your self.
Give wine. Give bread. Give back your heart.
to itself, to the stranger who has loved you
all your life, whom you ignored
for another, who knows you by heart.
Take down the love letters from the bookshelf,
the photographs, the desperate notes,
peel your own image from the mirror.
Sit. Feast on your life.
- Derek Walcott