“Do you know," Peter asked, "why swallows build in the eaves of houses? It is to listen to the stories.” ~ J.M. Barrie, Peter Pan


some blue february magic and day one of love

some monday night magic and words of love
because i told graciel i would.

said i would talk about love for 28 days,
for every day of february,
she picking up curious girl's idea.
and because christina said february was pretty
on the inside,
making me cry when i read it
and the reason i cried was because of love,
was because love had made the weekend so hard,
had made my heart hurt,
had made my heart full,
had made me whisper into maggie cat's ear
that if she was ready to go, it was okay,
though it really wasn't;
it was just love talking.

love does that, you know,
it makes you say things you don't mean,
usually words
you wish you could reach out & grab,
stuff them back inside before they make a sound,
but you never can.
they are out there and nothing you can do about it,
but because you are loved,
the other person forgives you.

but sometimes the words you say
are true words of love,
the hardest of all,
the ones that can leave you empty
and alone
because you love enough to let go.

join in if you want.
28 days of love.
28 days is a lot, i know,
and i am not crossing my heart.
but i will try.

stop by & let curious girl know.

and ps - that's lily in the picture above.
patient lily who listens to me about maggie.
nighttime in front of the emma tree.
she loves me too


  1. i send maggie a sweet rub on her favorite spot. and love... lots of love.

  2. Lots and lots of love. Your words brought tears of hope and love. So beautifully written!!!

  3. warm gentle hugs to you and maggie....beautiful words of love.....just beautiful.....

  4. oh my poor dear so sad I hope Maggie is ok and you also. A big hug for you and a little head tickle for Maggie.

  5. i am with you. i am such a believer in love. for the partner, the pet, the child, the friend, the sister, the parent, for all. this is a good thing.

  6. love...ever a mystery...day to day
    blue lights help...so does purring

  7. i love your writing.
    and your blog.

  8. Gosh, this was a hard post to read...I whispered my final words of love to one of my sweet kitties Saturday morning...let him go...even though it broke my heart. I wish I could snatch back the words 'goodbye love' and bring him back.

    I know what you are going through with Maggie...and I'm sending lots of love...and hope to both of you.

  9. What can I say?
    This left me wanting to cry. Not so much tears of sadness but of love. It's such a powerful thing.


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