The Kiss

Quote of the Day:

“Certain is it that there is no kind of affection so purely angelic as of a father to a daughter. In love to our wives there is desire; to our sons, ambition; but to our daughters there is something which there are no words to express.”     –Joseph Addison, English essayist

TB’s Little Scamp. The apple of my eye, light of my life. Sweeter than Tupelo honey. Pure innocence. She thinks I can do no wrong, can cure any ill, fix any problem, drive a really long ways. Last of the truly politically independent thinkers. Book lover. Pre-materialistic. Green. A sensible eater. Reveler in the smallest of blessings. Hope for the future. Train and ladybug aficionado. Loves her friends unconditionally, as well her Grandparents, cousins, mother and her doting father. Constantly learning new things, words like booger for instance, and that’s hardly all. Wants to be tickled, within reason. I love to catch her as she walks by, unsuspecting as always, and snatch her up in a flourish, finishing with the big wet kiss that always draws a hug and a laugh. And then suddenly, yesterday,


About travellinbaen

I'm a 40 year old lawyer living in Ridgeland, Mississippi. I'm several years and a couple hundred miles removed from most of my old running buddies so I started the blog to provide an outlet for many of the observations and ideas that used to be the subjects of our late night/happy hour/halftime conversations and arguments.
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10 Responses to The Kiss

  1. Harmony says:

    Aww, such heartbreak! It’s funny how one little word can stop time for a moment. My little guy wipes my kisses off. I tell him “That’s right rub it in and make it last longer.”

  2. Jessie Lou says:

    Ahh, so it begins. The little chinks in the armor of your heart. It can only get worse or not – maybe that kiss was just a little too wet. Got to keep at it so that LS will think that is normal, not embarrasing which comes next. Just remember you had the best words of wisdom for me right before IR went off to school with his new tatoo that broke my heart. He even quoted you back to me at one point! And you were so correct – please mark it down.

    Harmony – They used to kiss my sister on the middle of her back so she could not reach it to wipe it off!

  3. irvine redd says:

    What was that quote JL? My feeble brain has gone weak while trying to remember it.

  4. Jessie Lou says:

    “You have 18 years and he has a tatoo, which one would you prefer?” That cut right to the chase and TB was absolutely correct.

  5. I said that? Surely there were a few more words mixed in. I don’t even know what that’s supposed to mean!

  6. Jessie Lou says:

    I was heartbroken over the tatoo that IR got with his dad and it was the same tatoo. I’m sure you remember that meltdown (one of many). I know from the way you dealt with those moments that the LS will be a piece of cake for you. Lawyers are part psychiatrist, at least those that deal in the divorce area like you did to begin with. It was one of the best pieces of advice I’ve ever gotten and I have a mental list going.

  7. Ok, now I recall. Yes, that was sage counsel I must say.

  8. I haven’t been over here in a while and I thought I should leave a comment, but I have nothing remotely interesting to add.

    I could have left a comment like, “Hey, try having 2 little girls running around.” Nyuk nyuk.

    But I couldn’t do that. I’m not that big of a schmuck.

    Then I thought I’d go the mock rage avenue; something like, “Those damn women! Young or old, they’re only out to hurt us.” But that’s too crass and not evenly marginally funny.

    Instead, I just typed out my thought process.

    So…….yeah……take care.

  9. Jessie Lou says:

    If lawyering doesn’t work out for you I think you should consider becoming a Licensed Professional Counselor – it would also be great for your bookwriting career!

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