“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


august color: heat

 last night the stars were warm and full of memories.

today the woman in the mirror has hurt a toe and feels her age.
i am so much younger than she.


the august heat is bright and hot and erases away all the colors.  the air conditioner never shuts off and i wear only flip flops, and only those when i must.  though the floor is not yet finished, it is enough finished to once again walk barefoot through the house.  the concrete is cool under my feet. this winter it will be like ice.  i will have to find some rugs.  



  1. Stubbing your toes can be so painful - I know this because I did the same thing today and it made my eyes water. I agree that the woman I see in the mirror is a stranger but one I have to accept - there is no turning the clock back. Luckily in the UK we don't have the extremes of heat and cold mainly damp and rainy but it is bearable.

    1. oh. me and my feet. and my toes. and my ankles. i am always doing something to them. :)

  2. i am also so much younger than the woman in the mirror. i'm always getting surprised by my own reflection. i think this is a good thing, it means we are truly young at heart :)


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