My family is a puzzle.
Two whose fingers are laced at my sides, two whose sneakered feet I’m following.
We thread through the relentless crowd, the thick air, the drum beating around the corner, the unmistakable scent of fried food filling every inch between sand tinged gravel to midday sun.
We’re at the State Fair, where Sweet Martha cookies, the saltiest of french fries, and the tallest of slides reign gold.
As we get our fill of fun and laugter and once-a-year-treats, I people watch.
From behind my sunglasses, I note a white-blond teen.
I want to talk about all of these things, that I promise are connected, at my dear friend Gigi of A Kludgy Mom’s new series, Around the Bonfire.
Gigi is known for her tell-it-exactly-like-it-is writing that gets right to the heart of things – every single time.
When she shed light on her bonfire as a sweet spot to open our souls, just as we would gathered around a fire with our girlfriends, of course, I was immediately in.
And I want to go there with you.
Please join me at Gigi’s today. She’s direct and generous, honest and funny – you will love her instantly. That, I know for sure.
So see you in five at Gigi’s, riesling (and judgement!) in hand! xo
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