Thursday, July 22, 2010
someone else would forget
the photo that dropped behind
the refrigerator, the sock behind
the dryer. I had the memory
of a migratory bird. I took pride
in what I remembered: names,
birthdays, the size of your inseam.
But I forgot you. I forgot you—
the slowest spring. Opening petal,
then petal. Every so often you would
take something out of the box
and reveal yourself to me:
The plastic frog with the black
eye, the photo of your father
without him in it.
I was good at love, I thought. I could
give you everything at once—
heavy snowfall, mud slide, closed
highway. But I want to love you
the way you love me: slow
and patient, as when we waited
all afternoon for the wood duck
to appear from the thicket of cattails.
I had forgotten the rewards of a slow
spring: the gratitude for summer,
the subtle iridescence of the wood
duck's breast, the sound of waxwings
in the birches, a box with the lid
cracked open. Teach me to love slow.
Remember me the box.
Thursday, July 15, 2010
Wednesday, July 14, 2010
Saturday, July 10, 2010
Wednesday, July 7, 2010
Summer is here and my first AmeriCorps term is wrapping up. I have finally finished my reflection project which is a quilt which is a reflection of all the wonderful kids and good times I had at Jefferson Elementary this past year. Hello Kitty Halloween, cupcakes, pirates, penguins and seals-- that pretty much sums up my year. (Ahhh, I miss the kids so much already!) This was my first quilt. I think I will make a more aesthetically pleasing one soon.
Other things on the agenda:
straight chillin. after july 15th i am a free bird until school starts up again in september.
what am i going to do? fun things and sad things.
a.) i am volunteering down in skagit at the catholic community services housing authority, helping run a kids program with the lovely tori talkington:
b.) sadly, we are moving out of our lovely house on the top of the hill. sadly, sade is leaving me to go to colorado for grad school and emily is going to australia.... meanwhile, my life will crumple in their absence. so we are moving out of our house.
c.) on a brighter note: i am moving into a new, radical, place with the guy to the left. this is exciting and i am busy garage sale ing and sewing shower curtains and curtains and pot holders for such event.
d.) writing all the stories i've been carrying around in my head and heart this whole year.
e.) researching grad schools and teaching programs, trying to plan the unknown.
f.) and that's all folks. i think. hopefully a trip somewhere? COLORADO????