- Esther Perel
mating in captivity
|From left: Mr. Ninja and Mr. Cook, age 3 and 6|
|Mr. Reporter, age 11|
|Mr. Tailor, age 13|
Because the assignment needed to be completed and submitted by the next morning.
Because dinner was over and we wanted a pause before washing the dishes.
Because we needed to sit for a bit and ponder over the question.
We turned to ten years of carefully catalogued snapshots
stored in little files on the computer-
and not dictionary-sized scrapbooks on the bookshelves.
Because I'm camera shy- and he isn't.
Because the days are long and the years are short.
Because he thought about it- and I didn't.
We could remember the significant milestone of Mr. Cook's sixth year,
fall into giggles,
and be grateful for it all.