Wednesday, February 16, 2011

I Have Them Now

There was a time when going
 on vacation was so much fun.
The thrill of the new.
The sun in our faces.
Resting together.
When the times got older,
 it wasn't.
The edge in his voice.
The look of my face.
Screaming and yelling were the norm.
And for a moment,
I would think.
Looking out those tall windows.
At the people walking around.
What if I left ?
Walked out the door.
Who would know ?
Two kids at the table.
So I turned back and left those thoughts.
Going back into my world.
When we left,
I took those two small
salt and pepper shakers.
To this day, I have them.
Sitting on my cabinet.
In my small way,
 they remind me of that day.
Those weeks. That time.
Shiny but small.
Cute as can be.
To me, they mean my freedom.
~ JC ~

(this time it is an almost true story.
 on a vacation we stopped in Vegas.
as my kids were yelling
and my world seemed totally unglued,
i did look out those windows.
 i took those two small salt and peppers with me.
 i have them now. )


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10 comments:

120 Socks said...

Very emotional piece and something many will relate to.

My Farmhouse Kitchen said...

i LOVE LOVE LOVE all of the kitty resue...i have about 3 strays that come to my kitchen door every morning and afternoon...my little pixie has been here since labor day 2008...she was so scared...she hissed at me for ONE YEAR when i would put her food down...but slowly...finally..after a year...she lets me pet her....and now...she even purrs....poor little thing was abused and abandoned and i am happy to have her here with me at Farmhouse Kitchen....

i am happy to follow, as well

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Helen said...

Is there a mother alive who hasn't had fleeting emotions like those you shared so beautifully?

Remington said...

Beth here....that brought tears to my eyes....well put!

Kritter Keeper at Farm Tails said...

the bridges over madison county wife felt like that too. i am sorry you are going thru this tough time.

Dog Trot Farm said...

There is light at the end of the tunnel, hold on to that thought. Thinking of you and sending blessings from Maine.

Lori at Jarvis House said...

We have all felt like melting into a crowd and never to be seen again. I used to tell my family that after I retired I was going to disappear for at least 6 months. I never did. I was too happy to be home after 35 years in the workforce.

Tess Kincaid said...

Freedom shakers. Love it.

Tumblewords: said...

Salt and pepper shakers can restore the good taste of life - nicely told tale.

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Certainly, it is right

There comes a time in your life when you walk away from all of the drama and the people who create it. You surround yourself with people who make you laugh. Forget the bad and focus on the good. Love the people who treat you right and pray for those who don’t. Life is too short to be anything but happy. Falling down is part of life, getting back up is living.

~ Jose N. Harris

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