Bigger than…

Some vacation thoughts…

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Miles is a whirlwind, a hurricane human.

In our small dining room I coach him constantly to lower his voice. I assure him he can still make his point, still get the floor with all of us sitting there. In the dining room he sits in the back corner of the long table, the table that takes up most of the space. It fills the room. He tilts his chair back, throwing caution to the wind, talking non stop and high-pitched and loud volume, pulling out all the stops because he is the youngest of us all. He has to fight for attention. He is large and in charge or at least this is what he wants us to think.

At 9 he knows how to work the system. He has to know it or he will get lost in the crowd of his extroverted family members and lost even…

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