A Glance Under the Surface
by Estrella Azul
As the house quieted down, the kids’ giggles muffling into soft whispers and then peacefully slipping off to dreamland, she swept through the rooms trying to tidy up their lives just before bed.
Reaching the kitchen she paused in front of the fridge, its door full of notes, drawings and haphazardly jotted down gems her kids have said over the years.
A couple of them stood out from the rest. She smiled as she read them once more.
Her little boy was upfront and unafraid.
“Thank you for the amazing water pistol bday present. I will have a lot of laughs using it.”
What the note didn’t explain was the hours and hours of fun he had had squirting water at her and his sister when ever she was researching something. She recalled her desperate attempts of getting the laptop out of harms way.
Her sweet little girl was full of great advice.
“If the sweater I got from Santa fits, I will love you for eternity.”
Behind these words hid the resolve to make her mom buy the sweater for her in every color as she refused to wear anything else for the following two months.
Thinking about these sweet episodes, she cleared the table, turned her laptop on, opened a new Word document and started typing next week’s article for her weekly column:
“For those of you who recently got a seemingly sweet card from your family on a Hallmark-created holiday that looks and feels authentic? Look under the surface. It’s what you can’t see at first sight that will really trip you up if you’re not careful…”
Estrella Azul is a writer, passionate about reading, floral art and photography, with an artistic personality and a soulful outlook on life, who shadows well. Estrella shares with her readers some of her thoughts and daily happenings, along with her creative writing on Life’s a stage – WebBlog©.
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