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I am from
I am from frog hunting and musky fishing at Dairymen’s in the north woods.
Irritating mosquito bites in the humid and muggy 850 weather
Celebrating family birthdays at Nano and Nana’s Italian ‘Tosa home.
Wearing sweatshirts and sweatpants because it’s 450.
Leaving uncle’s on Christmas Eve while Luciano Pavarotti plays in the car
going to midnight Mass at Holy Hill on Christmas Eve
Swimming at Chenequa in light seafoam green and the deep ocean blue.
Choking on lake water and sprayed in eyes as we tube.
Playing tennis at Chenequa on the burning hot forest green courts.
Clay in my shoes
“Be Positive and Have Faith” reminders in my mind by my loves
St. Christopher medal wrapped around my neck.
Black Standard Poodle, Tula
Shyster when giving her commands, therapy dog through hard times
One year of piano lessons and performing at a recital.
Stopped playing but love for Beethoven’s Für Elise, WoO 59 is relenting
Rising at 10:30 with a full day ahead
Scrapes on my stinging knees from riding down a hill longboarding
Strolls through the woods with no destination in mind
At night, witnessing shooting stars as we lay on the roof with family and friends.
Skiing on the double black diamonds in Denver, Vail, and Tahoe
Flipping over my brother and almost skiing off a cliff at 5!
Driving in the pouring rain and the lightest snow
Brights blinding me, faded paint on the roads,
First communion at St. Anthony’s.
Faith marked Cross within my wallet from my uncle
South Dakota Mission Trip in June