Eyes wide open

November 23, 2008 at 9:26 pm 6 comments

Satch Awake!

Satch Awake!

Strange and wonderful winds afoot here. Alex and I had a nice visit in the NICU, and then we took her to her room on the fourth floor, and I escorted the grandparents back down to the NICU. Satchell is here with his eyes wide open – but he sees us not. He’s just having deep, dark, murky womb nostalgia, and he has a right.

Meanwhile, is it coincidence that the view out of ole Satch’s window is straight onto Hadlock Field? (Among the many notables having their birthday today is Jonathan Papelbon, so I’ll be his fan for a day). Satch’s namesake must be looking down smiling and proud.

Back in Alex’s room, which has a fantastic view of our fair city, we saw the black smoke of a terrible fire up on Congress Street. Mystical and balanced this life – even on this day of greatest joy, we are reminded that sadness and cinders abound, and that our tremendous gain has coincided with someone else’s loss.

More updates when I can! – Dan

view from Satchell's room

view from Satchell's room




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Thanks everyone! Ee Gads! Can’t anyone around here spell????

6 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Elliott  |  November 23, 2008 at 10:23 pm


    We can’t wait to meet them!

    Here’s some trivia for you: Three is considered a good number in Chinese culture because it sounds like the word “alive”

    with lots more here here:

    – Elliott & Michelle

  • 2. Lori Tishler  |  November 23, 2008 at 10:28 pm

    Mazel tov. Nina sent me the great news and the link to your blog. We are all thrilled for your new baby boys. They are beautiful and look terrific – Levi’s got a great set of lungs! Affectionately, Lori, Jordan, and Ellie Tishler

  • 3. Mike  |  November 23, 2008 at 11:29 pm

    > More updates when I can!

    In, like, 18 years? 🙂 Best of luck, my old friend and brother, I’m utterly joyful for you.

  • 4. Elliott  |  November 24, 2008 at 12:17 am

    that fire…


  • 5. Ann Korahais  |  November 24, 2008 at 2:25 am

    That reminds me of Nina’s delivery on 9/11 — with the bad comes the good. In one’s joy is another’s misery. So deep!

  • 6. shnootre  |  November 26, 2008 at 12:56 pm

    Great to hear from you here Elliott, Michelle, Lori, Mike and Ann.

    Ann – yeah, very good point. Although I can’t completely compare the burning of Binga’s Wingas to Nina’s 9/11. (Then again, can she really compare the birth of a mere one baby to… jus’ kidding!!)

    Dan (and Alex – who’s chatting with the nurse now)


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