Wednesday, December 14, 2011

a memory each morning

i will always think of you like that, standing there in your pajamas on the porch.

when the clouds of old age loom. when children grow up and move away and the rooms are too big but the clothes fit smaller. when the creaky floorboards give way to creaky knees and elbows. when i sit down on the cold basement floor sifting through the relics of us, our high school days and our wedding day. pictures in hospitals and on church steps.

i'll remember the mornings in that little cottage of ours, backing out of the gravel drive. you, always, there by the screen door. bare feet and messy hair. a sleepy grin and a wave. and the way that sight would feed me through the day, propelling me onward until we met again on that same porch, a different greeting as the sun faded to black.

i love you all the time, but perhaps the best like this.

15 comments:

Gentri said...

How perfect. :) what a great thing to notice, remember, and love. So sweet. :)

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SymbioticLife said...

You paint such amazing pictures and emotions with your words. I wish I saw the world through eyes like yours. It would be a more beautiful place.

Amylou said...

Beautiful. no other words. :)

Holli said...

you are such a good writer.....

wildchild said...

this is beautiful. seriously. the best memories are those little ones- those little moments that just mean so much, even though it's so little.

Gwen Edwards said...

beautiful courtney. your writing lets us feel what you feel.

Thisisme. said...

Beautiful, beautiful, beautiful - that's all there is to say! So very touching - I can feel your love from here. Hugs to you.

Emma Frances said...

Beautifully written. I love this memory. You describe it wonderfully!

Janette said...

Awww! For my Lovey and I it's backwards...I wave him off with my messy hair...Our kitchen and garage are connected...as he drives away and as the garage door closes, I bend over until I can't see his face anymore..or until the garage door closes completely...

Janette the Jongleur

LeeLee said...

Beautiful post.

katilda said...

this is beautiful and your blog is enchanting. i am glad to have stumbled upon it...

Ana Magdalena said...

I know I have told you this a few times, but oh boy... reading this felt like reading a romance novel. I can't get enough of your writing. Thank God the semester is over and now I get to catch up on reading.

Chelsea said...

God, I love your blog. Your writing is simple, yet so soothing and amazing and really makes me think. You write what my heart can't find the words to say, thank you!

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Chelsea. xx

Mackenzie said...

i think i might need to post this one on my wall. i love this. it's so simple and so so poignant. i adore all of the little details.

kate said...

such a romantic, passionate, love letter. this literally gave me butterflies. i cant wait to feel like that one day <3

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