“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

7.18.2011

yesterday was my mother's birthday


and i bought empty pages waiting for words
and i waded throught the heat
and i didn't visit the cemetery.
i ate strawberries instead
and watched a henry fonda movie
and i let her cat wander in and out of my house.
it seemed enough.

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16 comments:

  1. sending hugs to you. it was a day we made it through. that is always enough.

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  2. Your words are so beautiful and poetic. Blessings.

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  3. yes it is more than enough. my mom's birthday is this friday and i sent my dad a present for it... seemed like the right thing to do. we have no heat - only grey and it is driving me crazy. why does it seem to be only one or the other?

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  4. Empty pages waiting for words. My mind is like that sometimes ~ my heart is so full, my desire to express alight ... and yet Words, well - sometimes Words are simply not enough.

    I think you honoured her beautifully, blank pages and all.

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  5. what wonderful moments of a day for remembering

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  6. your memories, your thoughts, not written just yet - i think it was enough.

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  7. you made it through .. blessings friend

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  8. The year of 'firsts' are some of the hardest. Glad you made it through, hugs.x

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  9. Yes, it sounds just perfect and definitely enough. Sending hugs!

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  10. What a beautiful, bittersweet celebration of your mom. So sorry you've lost her, yet you haven't too.

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  11. thinking of you often... of missing your mom and loving her all the same. heart to heart xx

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  12. And it was enough, wasn't it? Just enough.

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  13. That sounds like the good summer day. :)

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  14. yes, enough. a day well spent. (( hard hugs to you ))

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  15. Not being around for so long, I now see you in fast forward...and there is a sense of ease in you that wasn't there before.
    hearts and hugs xo

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  16. oh, yes, more than enough, and beautiful too, and I'm sure your mom is smiling and glad Skye is wandering in and out of your house.

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