Ten.One Hundred & Forty-Three

1. No sleeping in.  

2. The chandelier. The way the light is cutting through the glass.  

3. 7 kids.  

4. Tickle in my throat that won’t go away. But I have coffee and light. A few laps around the neighborhood to reset after making the meals.  

5. Is it only Monday?  

6. The things you learn when you decide to close your mouth and listen.  

7. I want more books.  

8. 17 people.

9. Bacchanal. All of these 20- and 30-somethings trying so hard to be so different and yet they all look exactly the same.  

10. Colonization.