I guess this kind of rainy Monday would have really gotten Karen Carpenter down.

Maybe it’s got you down, too.

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Mason,

When you were born Feb. 20, I was elated. A lot of things ran through my mind at once when I thought about you, mostly pride and a plan to travel the length of the country twice in a weekend to see you.

My pride has only deepened in the six days you’ve been here, especially since I heard you’ve already peed on your mama.

My plan didn’t happen, but there’s another one in the works and we’ve been officially introduced on FaceTime.

Since I wrote to your sisters shortly after they were born, I thought I’d try to write down some things you might need to know about life.

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Last night I listened to the rain for a while before I realized I had nothing substantial to put in this post and my mind drifted to muses.

Mythological muses were known for inspiration.

It turns out muses are no different in the real world.

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