High on the shelves at the top of my stairs stands a solid rectangular block of Lego created by my son when he was 8 years old or so. MOM. On the back three hearts (almost). I've never dismantled it and it's dsplayed prominently so I can see it every time I come up the stairs. A little jolt of joy. No matter that some of the white Lego has yellowed over time. It makes it more precious really. No matter that many of the memories it stirs aren't directly linked to its making.
Dane turns 33 today and lives very happily with his husband in Tucson, Arizona, USA. I just checked and without making any stops Tucson is about 3,300 km away from where I live in Thunder Bay, Canada:
total driving distance is 2,018 miles
driving time of 31 hours, 56 minutes
flight distance is 1,589 miles
flight time of 3 hours, 41 minutes
I'm amazed it's so close. It feels like it's a million miles away at the moment.
Last year, my hubby and myself visited Dane and Jonathan in Tucson for 2 weeks. Our first time there. We were so fortunate that our visited concluded just as covid travel panic set in so the first ten days of our time together were especially carefree. I took the photo below of Dane at Sabino Canyon during those early days.
Amazing how many memories can be stored in little bricks of yellowed Lego.
May your day be energized with jolts of joy.
Welcome! I'm Sue Blott: a writer of all things, a poet at heart, mom, wife, daughter, step-mom, grandma, tea drinker, tai chi-er, mystic, artist, dreamer...and now a blogger! This is my world.