“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


december table for one

a corner of the house.
broken camera,
broken tulip saved from the bigger bouquet.
lunchtime. yesterday.  

this morning, fog and muffled birdsong.
later, warmth, and tonight, candlelight.  

i forget christmas is out there, waving to me from further down the calendar.  i wave back when i remember, happy to wait. i have plenty of wrapping paper.



  1. Nobody creates a mood like you do. Love.

  2. a broken tulip has ever looked more whole.

  3. A lovely vignette to remind that each day can be full, even as the chaos of holidays approach.


come. sit under the emma tree & let's talk. i have cookies . . .