If my mother said it once, she said it 1,000 times, “You can’t get from A to Z without going through LMNOP!” She was usually chiding me for procrastinating, not practicing my piano or being impatient. And she was right. The schoolwork, piano playing and the growing up were all things I was eager for but I just didn’t have it in me to enjoy the in-between part. I wanted to get to Z. NOW! The in-between didn’t interest me.

Now that I am a wife, mother and grandmother, I relish the LMNOP.

The slow middle. The journey. The in-between .

So I’m going to take the photographs, write the stories, read the books, make the things, and appreciate the process. I am not in a hurry for Z. I am at home in the LMNOP.