Telling: Altars & Artifacts


watt says (broccoli)

One time when Gus was just beginning to eat people food, and he found himself up against broccoli, Watt said to him, "When I eat broccoli I like think I'm a giant eating trees and birds fly out of my mouth."

Last night as I was serving up a dinner which involved broccoli, Jake peered over the counter and said, "Oh no, we're going to have a house full of birds." All three boys fell to eating with gusto, filling the air with blue birds and green birds, speckled and striped birds, falcons and eagles and hawks.

A Mother's Journal

field notes from
1997 - 1999