“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

4.21.2013

everything in moderation


sunday morning dishes in the sink.
where they will stay all day.

i am camera-less this weekend, and with that, never minding that i've taken so few pictures for months, i suddenly feel the need to take pictures, and so finally, at long last, way-overdue-i-know, i have found my way to instagram.  it may work for the small moments, of which i have many.  the cat is flying yowling about the house, wanting me to play, there is laundry to be done, the house could not be any messier, i am out of paper towels,  i still need to shower, and outside the day is too wonderful to ignore.  life feels just fine.

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friday night a neighbor wandered up with a bottle of 6 dollar wine and katie, he, and i stood in the front yard and talked until the bottle was empty and he was pointing out the moon to us.  everything in moderation, we said, except standing under a soon-to-be-summer sky, except for the stars, except for the honeysuckle lighting the night behind us.

i am a storyteller, you know, not a poet.  unless, of course, the story requires it.

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9 comments:

  1. :)
    of course, you are both.

    and my house is also a mess and i have been telling myself all morning to stop writing and get up and do something about it. but now, well, you may have talked me out of it...

    never ignore the wonderful.

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  2. i can feel and taste that conversation ... under the soon to be summer sky!

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  3. yes, you are..a storyteller. a talented one. dishes and laundry can wait.
    in fondest, tilda

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  4. you may not call yourself a poet, but I say you have poetry in your soul.

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  5. storytelling is a talent, one you definitely have.

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  6. Feels like springtime, and a perfect time for storytelling!

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  7. The story must always require it, because you are always a poet. Even with - especially with - your camera.

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  8. very pretty image. love the milkiness of it.

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  9. funny how we go in and out in terms of the need to make pictures. Instagram filled the void for me when I didn't want to pick up the big camera, and now I feel myself swaying to the other side... one or the other (big cam vs. little cam) is always filling in for the neglected other.

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