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Monday, November 19, 2012

What is Important?

In preparation, my mother polished silver and moved furniture to assure all was ready for guests. She dried bread, ground berries, and made pies days in advance. I too have done a bit of "preparing" for Thanksgiving.

My objective: Clarify misconceptions
I put away porch cushions and thought about sunsets. 
I put away Easter plates and thought about holidays past.
 I dispersed Charlotte's great grandchildren and thought about future generations.
What will they remember me of me?  

I reflected on my family, strong, unique individuals, all.
I thought of the career I love, the joy of reading and writing,
I made a great wreath of memories from a bike ride.
Will they notice that Grandma's silver has a yellow tinge?

 
I made a list of pies to buy.
I gave thanks for Ruth, Stacey, and my online friends.
How did I ever get so lucky?

6 comments:

writekimwrite said...

You have captured your reflective stream of thought well.
A true spirit of thanks giving comes through.

Tara @ A Teaching Life said...

I love this line: I made a great wreath of memories from a bike ride.
Enjoy your gifts this Thanksgiving!

Nanc said...

Oh, I want to steal this line, I love it so much ....I made a great wreath of memories from a bike ride. xo I'm thankful for your slices. nanc

elsie said...

You made me laugh when you dispersed Charlotte's great grandchildren. So many preparations for this week. Have a lovely Thanksgiving!

Linda at teacherdance said...

It's a beautifully written piece, Anita. I would call it a prose poem, full of all those goodies one wants a day to be filled with. It's just so thoughtful, telling about life as it is, not as people think it should be. My favorite line: "I made a great wreath of memories from a bike ride." Terrific. Happy Thanksgiving to you, tinged silver & all.

Margaret Simon said...

Such a full life! So much to be thankful for! Thanks for sharing and for being a part of my virtual community.