• lenten journal: mosaic

    by  • March 17, 2015 • friends, lenten journal, poetry • 3 Comments

    the words are falling
    out in twos and threes tonight . . .
    a trickle of thought and
    thankfulness trying to
    keep a promise:
    I said I would meet you here,
    and bring a word:

    mosaic: diverse pieces forming a
    more or less coherent whole.

    Start with the shiny
    shards of my day:
    the old woodworker
    with an evergreen spirit,
    the young teacher
    with a student’s soul;
    dinner with old friends
    who fed us with
    the hope of our history—
    then I baked cookies.

    life is not that sequential—
    a collection, instead,
    of the details, the tiny
    bits of nevermind
    that become something
    of value all together,
    even when the glaze
    machine is broken
    at Krispy Kreme.



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    3 Responses to lenten journal: mosaic

    1. Jane
      March 18, 2015 at 12:59 am

      I like the “more or less” in your definition. My life isn’t always completely coherent, but more or less is usually doable.

      My sympathies on the glaze machine situation!

    2. Maggie
      March 18, 2015 at 6:46 am

      I find life less sequential….and more surprising, as I age. Sometimes that aspect of it makes the aging process overwhelming. So much to handle…so much to store in your head, which seems to be getting smaller.

    3. Charles R. Smith
      March 19, 2015 at 7:45 am

      We also enjoyed dinner and appreciated the conversation more! While we didn’t get the KK doughnuts, even the Ben and Jerrys ice cream did not surpass your mini pies and cookies! Love you!

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