May 22, 2009



The girl we met at 9 is not fundamentally different from the woman we met at 21. Only, she is taller and more refined. Maybe growing up is actually a process of distillation? We become ever more ourselves, shedding what isn't us more than changing into new people as we age?
We love you, Katie. We always have.

8 comments:

Anonymous said...

Aw, she's beautiful. I love the photos of her writing. I don't know if personalities come across in photos but she seems calm, centered, contemplative with a soft smile and a soft laugh. Am I right? Do pictures really say a thousand words?

Maria

Katherine said...

Ha! You know what's funny? Her Mom's name is Mira. And when I read your comment, I thought you were her. So, yeah, I guess pictures do say a thousand words! : )

rae said...

A link to meringue mushrooms? On purpose? They do look fun and kind of tasty, but what did I miss?

Your Kate is lovely. It looks as though you all had a wonderful and full time together. Yay!

Anonymous said...

I am dying of embarrassment. If you could see my blush you'd pinch me, I'm that red.

Yeah, it's me. Thanks for the pictures you sent -- the ones of you all are beyond fabulous, and the ones of the chickens and the hammocky frolicking in particular are so cute my cheeks hurt. I can already tell which ones are going on my walls.

I wish there were some way to send hugs via the Internet.

Katherine said...

Meringue! You just did. : ) Hugs back to you. I wish you were here. I'm making rice pudding with cardamon, clove, and cinnamon, and yes, with goats milk.

Anonymous said...

Me again.

That stuff is habit-forming. I bet it would be insanely scrumptious in rice pudding -- pity we don't have any goats in the Old North End, where I live.

I also wanted to say thanks again for the really good books. I'm taking the Haven Kimmel one kind of slowly, because I want to give it the attention it deserves, but so far it's really unusual and good.

Karin Diann Williams said...

Thanks for posting these! I don't think I've ever seen a picture of Kate, and certainly not a grown-up one. She really does look a lot like Joe did at 21! Don't know if he can see it, but i can.

Katherine said...

Hey Karin, I'm so glad you said that. I can see it too and I kept saying so that weekend. But I seemed to be the only one...

I see a thread connecting the three of you, actually: Deep Quiet Writers