Sunday, May 22, 2011

Sometimes I Wonder, Where Did We Go?

Bit by bit nature encroaches upon our dwelling. The same way time seems to encroach on our family's lives and change us. In the spring we look about and decide it's time to clear back a little. Create some space before we become swallowed up.  Over the years pieces of our individuality fall away and we move on and begin to forget. Time moves us forward and our view shifts.  Each spring in our yard we are like archaeologists within our own lives. In the way our memories buried deep within  sometimes spring forth and take us by surprise, sometimes when we least expect it the earth yields up


OUR PAST


When was the day they hit it into the bushes and decided not to retrieve it?
What was the day they walked away?
It slipped by so fast I never caught it. Didn't know I missed it until it was long gone.

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26 comments:

  1. Spring has sprung, but crud I'm not looking forward to summer in Arizona.

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  2. I was hit into the bushes long ago and never retrieved. I'm still sitting here, patiently waiting for them to remember me.

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  3. Now I'm thoroughly depressed-LOL! Grab some chocolate quick...

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  4. You know your post put me in severe thinking mode!

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  5. Mrs. Tuna: If I had to spend summer in Arizona I would ....I don't even want to think about it...

    Ms.A.: Yeah, Me Too, but I'm kind of hoping they don't notice me ; )

    Susan: I hit the Edy's AND the Grasshoppers yesterday.

    Help Mama! Nicole, Sometimes it hits you like...well like a baseball bat..or in this case softball: )

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  6. You made me think of times I've been the archaeologist as well. I love where you made me go with this post!

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  7. You sound a bit melancholy my dear. Harry and Honey (my dogs) bury treasures for us all the time. Toys, a bone, a small kid, who knows!

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  8. blueviolet: Recently we found a rubber whale and a Barbie leg as well ; )It did give me quite a flashback though.

    Linda: Mood swings...hormones...I find treasures from my pets as well. Old balls and chew ropes. Between them and the kids we are like a landfill!

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  9. I know...all these memory triggers...

    snow melting does that to me.

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  10. Empress: We have dense packed foliage and trees. Things will be gone for years and then suddenly pop up!

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  11. This is a fascinating way to look at spring and uncovering what the winter has changed.

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  12. KLZ: Or what kind of junk we have hidden in our bushes ; )

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  13. tx for poppin by my space in hot Malaysia. Like you I have daughters. Unlike you, I only have 2, and they're young while yours are already teens. :)

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  14. Oh, this gives me such a pang about time passing!!

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  15. do you know this song? One of my favorites... Might just have to go add it to my playlist now.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rdjspb0rGkk

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  16. martha: You are welcome! Any amount of girls is perfect : )

    Peryl: As long as it's not indigestion ; )

    Elissa: I listened. It is lovely! Thank you : )

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  17. Ahh, I've been feeling very much the same lately. I've just been too busy cleaning up the herd's current messes to discover the old. Time to stop and cherish the moment, eh?

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  18. Wow, wonderful metaphor, and so true! Loved it!

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  19. AE: Well, the moments to cherish are relative I guess ; )

    Melissa: Thank you Melissa: )

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  20. it's like when you open a drawer that you never use...

    I found once a list on a book. I wrote that list years earlier with all my next purposes.
    it was really interesting to check out what I actually accomplished...
    :)

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  21. allison: Now don't get all 'wordy' on me. You know that stuff just goes right over my head ; )

    mominrome: I know what you mean. I have a spiral notebook from when I was a very young woman that has a list of self improvements. I'm still working on them : )

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  22. Such a lovely post.
    Left a Versatile Blogger Award for you on my site.
    Kelly Garriott Waite
    http://writinginthemarginsburstingattheseams.blogspot.com/

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  23. kelly g.w.: Thank you Kelly! How thoughtful : )

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  24. What a beautiful post. Like poetry. So amazing. And true.

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