...is the process by which we create, discover, learn and grow with those we cherish most.


when time runs


the other night, i forced myself to sit next to aaron while he watched a baseball game on tv. a completely rare thing for me to do. but it was his birthday after all. the things we do for love.

before the game started, a flash of baseball stats appeared on the screen, and i commented on what was to me, an obvious typo - while gushing into a bite of my almond croissant...

"that can't be right. he couldn't have hit those runs. it's not even june 16, 2010 yet."

and aaron, in his "i'm afraid to have to tell you" tone of voice - broke the news to me. it's actually july 10.

so is it possible to have time lapses between the calendar - or simply just lapses? life seems to be a continuous ball of motion - running into each other - doesn't it? i like to think of this as a good thing. the wonderful days strung together into absolutely grand weeks. but on the same token, when there are low points - the feelings of sadness, stress, and all that "blahness" lingers well beyond human exhaustion - and that's not a good thing.

Blogging has fallen into this time lapse {thus the reason for the last 2 sudden posts and pics.} i didn't want to forget them. and i wanted so much to share them with you - the absolute loveliness of celebrating family - that has strung May and June so beautifully together. but aside from these writing spasms, many other stories - lovely and not so much so - will go untold.

I often hear people say in passing - "who has time to read blogs, let alone write about anything and everything?" but the truth is, it's so much more than that.

it's a process. just like the understanding of time passing. and what and where we are in it. sharing this process {if even a fraction of it} through writing - is what connects us - at different times and spaces in our lives, whether we are searching, or happen to click through to a site one too many times. whatever the course, it's always purposeful.

like this lovely piece i just read tonight - expressing so beautifully how i'm feeling at the moment... or this photo of ava dancing - genuinely portraying what the string of days have felt like recently.

so while i continue to figure out where this process will take me - or what i will write about next and when - i wanted to say thanks for hanging in there... i loved reading the recent flow of emails in my inbox. and that i'm as anxious to read and learn about the art of family today... or maybe tomorrow... too.


  1. I used to give Zarlacht a hard time when, on a Tuesday, she would make a comment like "I can't believe this week is already gone!"

    Huh? Did I miss something? Last time I checked, there are a few more days between Tuesday and Saturday. But I know exactly where she is coming from. It is already 3 in the afternoon on Tuesday and we have to do some returns tonight. Tomorrow we decided we are going to paint the hallway and hang pictures and take the kids to the water park. Friday is pretty much gone because I have to work late and she needs to finish a website for a client or write a grant... or save a third world country somewhere... somehow. I don't ask - I just know that she does it. Saturday is already taken because we are visiting family and doing grocery shopping. Then there is house cleaning and yard work.

    Oh my. Its Sunday!

    It is amazing how you can get into a routine and allow life to pass you by. You almost have to have an epiphany to realize what is happening before you can grab time by the nape of the neck and force it to stop passing you by so fast.

    So how do we stop this from happening? Maybe we stop taking life for granted and learn to appreciate each and every moment we are blessed with? To be honest, I don't know the answer.

    I do know, however, that Zarlacht is right. Her writing, even if it is at 3:37 a.m., is happening 'now' for her readers. It doesn't matter when 'now' actually is - as long as it happens. So for Zarlacht, please keep writing. I can make a strong argument that I look forward to these posts more than anyone else. And for the fans of The Art of Family, please continue to come back, read, and enjoy!

  2. I love you guys! I honestly can't think of two people who appreciate, live and love life more than you. You both are amazing, thank you for sharing your lives with us in real life and on the net!

  3. Corbin

    First off, thank you so much for those kind words. I think 'kind words' is an understatement... that's probably the best compliment we could ever hope to get from anyone. And the reason it means so much to us is not just because it is a wonderful thing to say - but because of who it is coming from.

    Zarlacht and I have always held you and David in such high regards. We look at the both of you and think you are the ones who have mastered the art of living and loving life. I don't think I can put into words how much we respect you for what the both of you stand for.

    So for now... please just know that your comment is greatly appreciated more than (my) words can express.


  4. I have a confession to make - your posts is my only escape to the scrapebook I never make time to do. Being a part of our beautiful family and reading the blogs reminds me how precious life is and how beautiful family is. Keep on, lil sis....


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