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No Portland No Cry July 25, 2015

Posted by indigobunting in Uncategorized.

I am not leaving for Portland today. We will not drop in on Laura and Chris and Gigi, who are on vacation by the ocean. I did not call Louise or Suzanne or Fred to ask if we could crash there tonight. We will not follow up on a rare-bird sighting (little egret!). We will not check into the hotel tomorrow night, and Monday and Tuesday will dawn—a little earlier than Vermont—without Tim’s professional presence. I will not get a whiff of salt air. Our wide-open baby-bird mouths will not grace the hot new dining spots.

Lobster rolls remain unwolfed. Oysters yet survive unslurped.


1. Mali - August 3, 2015

This was so sad the first time I read it, I couldn’t respond. Right now I’m experiencing similar regret about places not visited, so I sympathise. (Though by now Tim must be home.)

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