Rose Diamond was on the couch
She was crashed. She said i'm glad you're home from berlin mommy but i'm too tired to talk to you.
There was a flashlight on the table beside her. i wondered why. the light bill's up to date. i was tired. i'd snapped at my driver on the way home. That caused him to speed but that was a good thing. more about bluebird limo service later.
i threw my bags down and looked for pjs. thought about whether i should talk to Rose again first. i put the pjs down and went back into the living room.
Rose Diamond- what happened? I knew she'd been snowboarding that day.
i hurt myself mom.
do we need to go to the emergency room?
praying we didn't because it's a six hour ordeal. i was already beginning my delirium from jet lag.
no , mom . i'll be alright.
i went to bed thinking about how careful and wise she is. trusting she would know if we needed to go to the doctor.
i slept a few hours and roused again.
Rose Diamond woke and said I hurt my neck two times from falling and then the chair lift wacked my board into both shins.
But I made sure I wasn't concussed before I went to sleep. Hence the flashlight.
That's my girl. next time I'm taking her to Berlin.
I don't think she'll mind playing there while I search for G.I's kids.
Did I tell you I saw Greenland on the way home? I got in trouble for coloring it black once on the map. But I 've always been called on my art since day one- why should that change?
Above all else to thine ownself be true. It's not easy but it's worth it. Night babies.