• advent journal: house hunting

    by  • December 15, 2007 • Uncategorized • 3 Comments

    I’ve spent another afternoon
    crossing thresholds
    opening doors
    picturing my furniture
    in unfamiliar rooms

    homes don’t change hands
    without groaning
    even breaking
    I could hear the hurt
    when I stood still

    some houses hide their scars
    under fresh paint
    refinished floors
    others are open wounds
    crying for attention

    I hope they understand
    I’m a hunter
    who is hungry
    to find the right house
    and come home



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    3 Responses to advent journal: house hunting

    1. anj
      December 15, 2007 at 3:38 pm

      Milton – I have been reading of your move and job switch with compassion. Uprooting, even when Ginger is your home, is so difficult. I pray that you will both be led to the house that has been waiting for you, the house whose embrace you feel as you walk through.


    2. December 17, 2007 at 2:08 am

      Yes, a new home. Do the two of you spend much time thinking about what neighborhood you want to claim, or is it more looking for the right kind of house?

    3. December 17, 2007 at 4:22 am

      We spend most of the time thinking about neighborhoods — and Durham has some great ones.


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