Monday, December 13, 2010

To Be Filled

Around me the trees stir in their leaves
and call out, "Stay awhile."
The light flows from their branches.

And they call again, "It's simple," they say,
"and you too have come
into the world to do this, to go easy, to be filled
with light, and to shine." ~ Mary Oliver

The sound of your red wagon rolling along the sidewalk filled me.

Your excitement over being able to pull your tree home from the farmer's market filled me.

"Mama, this is much better that tying it to the roof of the car", you said.

The early evening fire filled me.

Trimming the tree with you filled me.

Balancing on a ladder to hang paper snowflakes in the stairwell filled me.

Tucking antique ornaments into bird's nests filled me.

Will be away from diary for the rest of the week to prepare for our winter solstice celebration...

to be filled with light...

and to shine.


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posted by Wendy at 5:02 AM


Blogger Kirsten Michelle said...

dearest you,

this filled me.

love to you and yours.

12:05 PM  
Blogger Jessica Monte said...

Neat. I didn't know farmers' markets were still open. I love how Satch had the honor of carting home the Christmas tree.

I can't wait to see you at your Solstice Party. I've been talking about for days now with my hubby.

Beautiful photos, as always.

See you, :-)

10:09 AM  
Blogger Wendy said...

It's one of the farmers from the market that is selling Christmas Trees in the same location as our neighborhood farmer's market :-)

11:32 AM  

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