This is the Big Heart Show!

Via on Apr 14, 2010

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……………..So Last week I decided to trash my big project, the Revolution of the Mommies,

well, there’s no use crying over spilled milk….

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When you’re a mommy it doesn’t matter!

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Just clean it up!

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This is the BIG HEART SHOW…!

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We’ll be walking around in daddy’s shoes….

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LOVE.

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It’s what we’re doin’ now.

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…….And no one’s going to mention the word “revolution,”

you know what people think of when they hear that word?

(ccccccckkkkkkkkkkkkkk………..)

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Let’s look in!

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(Can you hear it beating? .. …bmp.bmp…..bmp. bmp.)

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And babies live here!

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Just a few short years ago Nathan *and* I decided to become parents.

Three years ago to be exact.

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We haven’t been married that long…

but in movie star marriage years, it’s like an eternity.

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And enough stuff has happened,

that we can talk about it.

So….Dim the lights!

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This story begins in Boston

with mommy and daddy.

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mommy had just moved from England to live closer to him,

because they were in love.

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They were the butterflies from the book “Hope for the Flowers” for Halloween that year…

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(he would even do that for her)

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Nathan rode his bike everywhere all the time,

even on snow days.

And he lived in a vegetarian co-op.

(Vegetarians are so

cooperative.)

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(And naturally eco-responsible)

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It was the year the Red Sox ended the curse…

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So much felt like a happy ending,

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but for us it was really only the start…

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of a big life together.

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And, we  of course thought…. if we had a family,  that our lives (as we knew them) would somehow be preserved.

But there’s just so much to do when you become a parent…it’s surprising.

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It’s not always as easy or glamorous….

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but two is better.

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twoisbetter

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This is the Big Heart Show,

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It is for daddy…

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and it’s definitely not perfect.

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…..but the Jukebox is Free!

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China–Tori Amos

~

lveo. peace!

the Traveling Neighborhood

About Joana Smith

Who I'd like to meet: Superman's Children, eco-warriors, truck drivers, persephone, roller derby queens, nurses, scientists, givers, priests, yogi, storytellers, people who don't know right now, playwrights, philosophers, people who are more visual, people who hop trains, performers, poets, seamstresses, activists, Spider-Man, kids, rangers, Snow White, dj's, massage therapists, people who work with their hands, bunnies, sportsracers, people who work in offices, dancers, baristas, artists, cleaners, climbers, Jeff's sister, Colbert, Skiers, Bikers, skaters, surfers, ani, people who are recovering, trees (and flowers), people who will die soon, gardeners, horses, Jolie-Pitt, soon-to-be mothers, margie's daughter, astronomers, people who are scared, girls who wear black and listen to the Smiths, cuffmakers, lambs, Miranda July, the man in the moon, Bono, people from 'round here, Obama...

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6 Responses to “This is the Big Heart Show!”

  1. Christopher West says:

    Happy Birthday Joana! Im glad you were born as you bring so much inspiration to the world :) peace and love to you and your beauitful family.

  2. Thank you for your interest views.
    Hope you have a happy birthday.
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  3. Carol Rust says:

    May this be just one of a hillion skillion happy birthdays! Carol Rust

  4. Chuck says:

    Jo,
    Much good thoughts, pics and Love. HBD. one more time. Chuck

  5. My favorite one ever! Maybe! They're all so good. Love the remembrance, the nostalgia, the looking backward so as to move forward, the imperfection, the love, the fabulousness, the shaven-faced hubby, the gorgeous Xtian mummy…ah, Boston! Just tweeted and about tohttp://www.facebook.com/elephantjournal

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