secra & her mom, august 2002 ~
... I spent the first forty years of my life faithfully duplicating
most of her mistakes. I'm only just now getting started, duplicating
some of her successes. I've still got some catching-up to do. I watch
her, as she and Vince walk together towards the boarding gate, and I
think 'That's where I'll be in eighteen years. If I'm lucky.'
I'm glad, because basically she is exactly what I want to be when I
February 2001 ~
to throw a rock?