Categories
Life

This Sack Of Potatoes

It’s a beautiful memory.

Six-year-old me. Bundled in a blanket. Mum hoisting me into the air, swinging round and about and back again.

‘This sack of potatoes is SO HEAVY!’, she jollied, as she wobbled me up the porch steps and into Nan and Pops arms for the evening. She was a young, single woman. I suppose she must have been going out on the town.

That moment. It was thirty-one years ago, but actually— in my heart and in my mind, it’s now. I see it—and feel it— clearly. Dreams live on the same street as memories: sleeping dreams, and dreams for a brighter day. Books and the characters to whom they introduce us: they live in the magical, beautiful blackness, too.

Now.

That’s where they live, I think.

Home.

And bloggy friends? One day, I will call us (and this bloggy land of ours) a beautiful, beautiful memory.

But in the twinkling dust of eternity—we will always be now.

And we will always be able to find each other at home.

My goodness.

To me, that is just one of the loveliest, lovely things.

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Categories
Poetry

The Story Of Yesterday

What does the world

look like

smell like, taste like

feel like

when the story of yesterday

is gone,

and the book of life is

suddenly

empty.

Categories
Life

Now, I am Free

And you

and all of the moments I’ve felt you beneath my skin

are a gift for yesterday’s breeze.

Now,

I am free.

To welcome myself.

To choose my moments

as my heart has written them.

And such, I know, is life.