“The loss of a place isn’t really so different from the loss of a person. Both disappear without permission, leaving the self diminished, in need of testimony and evidence.” (Bridge of Sighs by Richard Russo)
In The Power of Place, published on September 3, 2008, Becca challenged her readers to “write about a place you’ve lost . . .” Her words invaded my consciousness last night.
Bacon, eggs, lefse, and coffee. Christmas morning breakfast was delicious, courtesy of BigBob. The fire is roaring, the tree is lit, and the boys will finish opening their presents in a little while. One is still sleeping because he stayed up very late with me last night. Among other things, we watched “Mamma Mia!” The other is enthralled with his new Wii games.