Thoughts while packing for a move

July 7, 2017 @ 8:26 am | Filed under:

That blanket I started while pregnant
Those cloth dolls I started while pregnant
That quilt I started while pregnant
That needlepoint project I started while pregnant
That round robin quilt block group I started while pregnant
That needle felting
That beading
That spinning
That scarf
So many lives
I started while pregnant

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This is just to say

I have discovered
the thank-you note
I wrote you
in 1998

and which
I never mailed
but I did stamp
and seal

Forgive me
we loved those books
so Boynton
and so dear

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Does this spark chagrin
Does this spark regret
Does this spark your life flashing before your eyes
Does this spark a memory of that time we


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    Penelope says:

    So much starting and stopping and stamping and striding and stiking and starting anew. So much.

    Breathe. Rewind the tape. Take the next step.

    xoxox

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    Penny says:

    It all sparkles, is what it all does, and always will.

    xoxo

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    Susanne Barrett says:

    Love your allusion to what I’ve long called “the plummy poem.” 🙂

    Blessings on your packing and your moving!! San Diego will miss you!!

    Warmly,
    Susanne 🙂

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    Maria says:

    And once again, your life makes me feel so normal. 🙂
    All the many starts, of this and that and the other. All of the many, many beginnings…

    Oh the things, oh the packing, oh the memories…

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    Penny says:

    Thinking of you and yours today Lissa, hoping all is going well.