“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

4.05.2015

everyday sunday april


this week's flower is a dogwood blossom, six petaled instead of four, and it hangs a step outside my neighbor's front door. not unheard of, but rare, and a gift.  a miracle, he says.  cool, i say back.  i take a million pictures and photoshop just a bit. miracles don't need my help.

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we had sunshine for days and conversations with neighbors, sitting under the spring skies, and once again i was reminded of why i stay where i stay.  we are caretakers, all of us.  a lawn mower breaks and one of the neighbors mows our lawn. the 4 year old next door chirps like a bird and insists we school him on the flowers and blooming trees and chooses which wisteria dangle he cannot live without, which tiny pink clover blossom.  we give him the last daffodil.  the woman who once lived across the street is in a plane crash, she and her boyfriend, his daughter and her boyfriend, and the news comes to us as we sit outside, from yet another neighbor.  the pilot's parents live across the street and katie's husband hurries home to stay with them until, and after, the news comes that, though injured, all are well.  we are caretakers, all of us.

today is rain and a sunday without tourists on the streets.  yesterday they posed in front of the wisteria and took pictures and oohed and ahhhed, and if the rain stops, they will do so today.  i watch the water tumble downhill into the creek and say my gratefuls for the day.

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5 comments:

  1. You are so lucky to live in such a place. The spirit of community can be hard to find these days.

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  2. I love that you have this, this love and these flowers and that care, all around you. Xoxo

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  3. Sounds like a wonderful sense of community and a beautiful place to live. You are blessed.

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  4. GORGEOUS SHOT! I love dogwoods and the season!

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  5. sounds peaceful and serene Emmatree. calming to the soul and mind. you ARE blessed.

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