Beauty in the Ordinary

This is not about being brilliant, or extraordinary, it's not about wanting to be famous, or making headlines, or trying to impress...this about sharing a 'gift' each day with the lift the spirit of people when they read this blog, to show them the beauty in the ordinary.
"And above all, watch with glittering eyes the whole world around you because the greatest secrets are always hidden in the most unlikely places. Those who don't believe in magic will never find it." Raold Dahl

Saturday, April 10, 2010

J.  Six months ago today.

So You Thought You Could Leave Me?
When the Universe was created, billions of years ago, in that single instant every atom that has ever, and will ever exist was created.  Every atom that composed you came into being. 
You were there then and you will continue to exist until the Universe is no longer.
  You are the Earth, the Birds, the Stars, the Flowers, the Butterflies...mostly the Butterflies.
And that is why wherever memory exists, so shall you the amazement of seeing you saunter down the staircase in your adapted mini-dress as I, all of ten-years old, sat with eyes wide and mouth even wider. the joy of sitting at the end of your bed early in the morning as you sang out loud to Englebert Humperdink and swooned about how you "really fancied him".  
And I, in my childhood ignorance wished I could "really fancy him" too because of how beautiful it made you look. the heart-stopping excitement of going to town with you to choose the gown for your first Ball. the wonder of seeing you the day you gave birth to your daughter. Sitting in your fairy-tale draped bed, coiffed, manicured and holding this perfect baby-girl. the ease of coming together, after long and distant separations and having it be as it always was, easy and comfortable and loving. seeing you look at your husband in your frailest moment and see only that young, beautiful man you married and have him look right back at you with the same vision.
And so the list goes on and on and on...
So you thought you could leave me?...I don't think so.
The sister you named Jacqueline


  1. How I wish I had these memories!

  2. You know what I remember most about that outfit sis...she was wearing it when we were all supposed to leave to meet Dad in Hong Kong. Lynne was old enough at that time to have her own passport and had assured Mum that all was in order. Sure enough, when Mum gets all four kids to Heathrow, Lynne's passport is out of date! Mum promptly called her sister Iris to come and fetch Lynne, while the rest of us took off for six weeks. Our Mum was tough, but Lynne was clever...she really didn't want to spend her summer away!

  3. I remember that day, and this is what I remember most about our darling Lynne...
    That my heart that day, and on many days with her when I was growing up, ached so very much for her to just join just stop all the pulling away and be with us...present with us as a family, as a daughter and a heart ached for her, her whole life.
    That is my body memory.


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