12 thoughts on “Seriously?”

  1. Kim November 18, 2017 6:15 pm

    This hits me in the ❤️. Watching them grow is bittersweet. Sometimes I yearn to spend a day with my little guys, just to feel their chubby cheeks and outstretched arms again.

  2. Roland Flaig November 18, 2017 8:10 pm

    This is sooo true. My kids are 27, 23 & 14. I am constantly wondering exactly where the “hours” go.
    Great piece(s).

    • tamaravukusic November 18, 2017 8:36 pm

      Roland! So great to hear from you. Thank you so much for taking the time to read and share this with me. To think we were younger than your youngest when we roamed the Rouge. Weird, eh? Amazing to share a common thread with a friend I haven’t seen for 30 years.

      • Roland Flaig November 19, 2017 7:10 pm

        Well, I hasn’t been quite 30 years. We did see each other at our 20th class reunion in ’08. Although, we saw a lot of everybody that evening.
        The 30th anniversary of our graduating year is coming near; there may have to be another party to plan.

  3. Shelley November 19, 2017 5:53 am

    I know one day I will think it, but I’m at the end of the “seriously” stage right now. I’m writing this from a noisy busy camp full of 20 or so Beavers and Cubs. One day I’ll think back to this when they talk about the time that I took them both to camp and they had so much fun, but right now, it’s just seriously. Seriously busy, seriously tired, and seriously in love.

    • tamaravukusic November 19, 2017 5:56 am

      And you are seriously awesome She’ll.

  4. Monica Wiest November 20, 2017 2:03 am

    I am so seriously proud of you and awed by your nuance and insight. Keep it up lovely. I so yearn to watch the trailer, but alas, I, like you and many other parents, am too busy contributing to the sequel :). It will always be there and thanks for the reminder to be grateful for such wonderful precious times (and more to come?!)

    • tamaravukusic November 20, 2017 3:51 am

      We’ll watch the trailer and the sequel when we are little old ladies in our rocking chairs sharing tall tales. Thanks for landing here and staying awhile:)

  5. Lara November 25, 2017 12:43 am

    Hey Tamara…love this blog…looking forward to following along 😍

    • tamaravukusic November 25, 2017 6:44 pm

      Love you being here Lara. Thank you:)

  6. S December 1, 2017 9:14 pm

    Well done, may I suggest that in a decade this work of art be looked at again and another verse added. As the movie is going to play again but this time the story is going to be told by two people who shot the movie through a different lens. I predict the euphoria you are going to feel will be one of the most spectacular moments of your life.

    • tamaravukusic December 3, 2017 4:23 pm

      I love this. I shared this poem with a group of 10/11 year olds and one of the girls thought the ‘trailer’ was the experience of the children with their own children (the narrator’s grandchildren). In this light I imagine the ‘two people’ you make note of could be my husband and me… or our two boys… taking snippets of their childhood experiences and weaving them into a new movie. I am also amazed at how two people can experience the same moment but leave with different fragments of it.

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