day 192: regeneration

With white fabric shades drawn I see shadows of tiny branches.  They are pushing and pushing hard enough to bud.  
I sit here in my lounging thinking chair as the last of the man cubs leaves for school, and I second guess days that I have struggled.  Maybe it is just in my memory that they were difficult.  

Nothing could detract from these few minutes right here and now, when I hear the little gold pendulum swinging in my black mantle clock.  When I feel my wet hair against my forehead.  When a handful of dishes from last night's dinner still rest on the counter.  

I am one of those regenerating branches I see through the shades.  Even now, in these middle years, I push.  I bud.  I come back.

ps  I am recording with a sweet young woman tomorrow for my Musical Monday post. 


Luann | February 26, 2010 at 8:37 AM

You are a poet.

Can't wait for next Monday!

Kimberly Vanderhorst | February 26, 2010 at 10:41 AM

How lovely! Today is grey and windswept..this reminder of Spring was gift.

Robin | February 26, 2010 at 10:49 AM

Isn't it an incredible gift that once difficult time have passed the pain can diminish? Nice reminder to take the time to enjoy the peaceful moments when they come.

Charlotte | February 26, 2010 at 5:06 PM

It's moments like that that keep me sane during the rest of my life.

* | February 26, 2010 at 8:38 PM

What a resonating, strengthening post: "I push. I bud. I come back."

Connie | February 26, 2010 at 10:02 PM

Beautifully said. You really are an amazingly, talented, insightful person!

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