“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

2.18.2011

the light of yesterday afternoon


my february room.  a sliver of light under the door, which i originally typed as sliver of flight.  this door leads i know not where, it sits in the sky, a piece of the hospital, perhaps where the angels come and go. no one ever parks nearby but me; sometimes i like to point the jeep to the outside world and let it fill with sunlight while it waits for my return. 

day 12 begins and i cannot sleep. 

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10 comments:

  1. It is heartbreaking and yet beautiful, this photo. All that white and the light--it seems hopeful. Definitely some angels hiding in all that brightness.

    I am praying that you are able to rest tonight.

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  2. hoping you were able to rest & know you will be in my thoughts all day ... xoo

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  3. Years ago, I sat at my mother's bedside and sang her songs from Camp Willerup, from Christmas past...especially about a "mother & child". Alone we sat & I sang. It is all I knew to do, that and hold her hand or touch her hair. And on that Halloween day from so many years ago -- her gentle soul sang one last time to me in the robins that lined up on the windowsill with her passing.

    These moments are embraced forever - your awareness lends them such dignity & honor.

    Kari

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  4. Yes, it has the look of the Light of angels. May they serenade you into a restful slumber tonight.

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  5. my breath catches in my throat. that door that leads to angels and nowhere and light and everywhere. yes. let it fill with sunlight, angel light, light.

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  6. you are touching my heart .. remembering a summer years ago.. sending you strength and solace..some sleep please

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  7. Hugs to you and I hope you are sleeping now. I do hope your mom is getting better.

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  8. As poetic as ever.

    Thinking of you.

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  9. Thinking of you, my friend. And praying.

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