Never Let Go of Your Baby

Cra-zy days, la, la, la…for me and you…we remain in a topsy-turvy state at Casita de Cardinal as we try to settle in. Three days of rain have thrown Charly and Spike for a loop as they boycott the outdoors. I have been thrown for a loop, too, but not by the rain. This afternoon Charly had had enough of the chaos in her world and took refuge in her favorite baby. 

Once again the chaos of the world outside our home makes us all wish we had a “baby” for comfort. We stand with the people of Manchester and Great Britain tonight as they mourn the losses of their loved ones in senseless crimes against innocent children and their families. There are no words.

When everything around you has

gone to hell in a hand-basket,

 hang on to your baby.


About Sheila Morris

Sheila Morris is a personal historian, essayist with humorist tendencies, lesbian activist, truth seeker and speaker in the tradition of other female Texas storytellers including her paternal grandmother. In December, 2017, the University of South Carolina Press published her collection of first-person accounts of a few of the people primarily responsible for the development of LGBTQ organizations in South Carolina. Southern Perspectives on the Queer Movement: Committed to Home will resonate with everyone interested in LGBTQ history in the South during the tumultuous times from the AIDS pandemic to marriage equality. She has published five nonfiction books including two memoirs, an essay compilation and two collections of her favorite blogs from I'll Call It Like I See It. Her first book, Deep in the Heart: A Memoir of Love and Longing received a Golden Crown Literary Society Award in 2008. Her writings have been included in various anthologies - most recently the 2017 Saints and Sinners Literary Magazine. Her latest book, Four Ticket Ride, was released in January, 2019. She is a displaced Texan living in South Carolina with her wife Teresa Williams and their dogs Spike, Charly and Carl. She is also Naynay to her two granddaughters Ella and Molly James who light up her life for real. Born in rural Grimes County, Texas in 1946 her Texas roots still run wide and deep.
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8 Responses to Never Let Go of Your Baby

  1. Wayside Artist says:

    Sometimes in this crazy world, a cuddle baby is the best comfort. If only we had a surfeit of balmy, sunny days and endless tranquility around the globe. Peace!

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  2. Johnny says:

    Baby is mine, baby is mine!

    Liked by 1 person

  3. We live in a scary world right now. We’re being led by a big baby whom I imagine, isn’t very cuddly. Charly sure is beautiful. If we could all get some of that innocence back.

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  4. Luanne says:

    Yeah, it’s unimaginable.

    Liked by 1 person

  5. diannegray says:

    We all need that baby to cuddle – sometimes it’s the only thing we can do when horrific things happen. Hugs, peace, and love to all at Casita de Cardinal xxxx

    Liked by 1 person

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