Birthing is hard…

“Folks, I’m telling you, birthing is hard and dying is mean- so get yourself a little loving in between.” ― Langston Hughes

I’ve been spending more time than usual with my grandma at her home while grandpa is in the nursing home.

Grandma asked me what day it was today. I said “I hate to tell you, but it is Friday the 13th. We will have to watch our p’s and q’s.” She asked me about the origin of that phrase and I launched into a description of typesetting and so forth. Grandma said “When I think of peas, I think of little green dots.” That was followed by her tracing p’s and q’s on the table with her finger, then conducting with her fingers in the air to the music on the turntable. She was content and happy, which is good for both of us.

I don’t reread books very often, only because there are so many I haven’t read at all yet. I just finished rereading To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee, which I haven’t read since high school. I need to watch the film, since it is so highly rated and is said to follow the book well.

4 thoughts on “Birthing is hard…

  1. Jenny says:

    I agree with you about the books, there are too many to read for me to reread one. Except I have listened to Prodigal Summer twice.

  2. Lisa says:

    Me? I only read a book once! My list of book reads just keeps growing….I don’t think I will ever catch up.

    Hope all is well in the library world.

  3. Jessie says:

    Not me. Most books I just read once but I have a pile of favorites I reread. Otherwise what do you read when you’re out of books and the library is closed???

  4. Penny says:

    To Kill a Mockingbird is one of my favorite movies! I remember watching it as a kid and my mom telling my sister and me not to tell my dad. She thought the subject matter too adult. Loved the book also.

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