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Watching my Parents Sleeping Beside an Open Window Near the Sea by Rebecca McClanahan | Friday, May 26, 2017 | The Writer's Almanac with Garrison Keillor

Needing them still, I come when I can, this time to the sea where we share a room: their double bed, my single. Morning fog paints the pale scene even paler. Lace curtains breathing, the chenille spread folded back, my father’s feet white sails furled at the edge of blue pajamas. Every child’s dream, a... Read more »