onions and garlic in butter on the stove in the heavy red pot, wooden spoon in hand. ava on the living room floor hunched over a mess of art supplies. ezra on the xbox with portland friends, long limbs slung over a mostly broken old bamboo chair. ward puttering around the house, with a coffee cup, headphones. cats lounging in the best chairs, the chairs that are not broken, the chairs we'd like to sit in.
file under 'what most nights look like around here', under 'things I want to remember'.