Every day, a photograph, a poem. Today I snapped this picture of our Christmas tree which we keep up all year long because we love the soft lights and memory mood they instill. Our cottage home is old, not tidy or neat, but rather filled with the atmosphere and things that create that spirit of learning and hope and love. That’s the important thing about living and growing old: love, learn, hope. The gnome is new this year and the St Nick in the window. Our fairy has lost its glow, but perhaps we can fix that. Buddha welcomes all to the light and we enjoy the view of the neighbor’s bright lights and characters filling their yard. The cat keeps an eye on the world, or sleeps through it.
It’s cozy. We’d love to welcome you all in, but we’re staying safe. So we’ll just send you this wish for a happy holiday from our house to yours.
Not tidy or placed “just so,”Sheri Edwards
A cottage home overflows
With memorabilia, pictures, books
A cat in the window nook
A place of light that grows
laughter, love to each just so.
To each and all, just so, as needed. I think the words of Audre Lorde most succinctly states our need these days. Together.
“What we must do is commit ourselves to some future that can include each other and to work toward that future with the particular strengths of our individual identities. And in order for us to do this, we must allow each other our differences at the same time as we recognize our sameness.”Audre Lorde, National Equity Project tweet
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Geeky Gramma ~~
Retired Middle School Language Arts/Media Teacher ~~
Writer and Thinker~~
Art from the Heart