Tuesday, April 21, 2009

{today. a list of 8 things}

chickadee & teacups

today is tuesday. 

today. thinking about the magical home movies we watched sunday night at my grandmother's house. we sat together, the night before her funeral, in her little cape house, the place which holds so many memories for all of us. the film was shot in the 50s & 60s by my grandfather, her husband of 56 years. the grainy pictures flashed by, season by season, silently, for hours.  we added our own narrations as we laughed, sighed, and reminisced about a time gone by.  i sat in my grandfathers' chair, surrounded by uncles, aunts, cousins, my parents, my husband and a dog and cat.  we all watched until our eyes grew tired.  my heart remains sad and full. 

today. the day after her funeral, we all miss her. 

today. playing catch up. back to work. prepping for upcoming shows

today. my husband went out in the cool spring rain to cut me fresh daffodils from his garden. a sweet surprise, & a perfect yellow. 

today. at the window: chickadees, finches, a female cardinal,  a dove.  

today. making plans in my head to be here as much as possible this summer.  

today.  time again for twodaysinjuly.  posting this evening & tomorrow. 

today.  thinking about making a tuesday list like this here once a week.  


what is today like for you? 

xo, *s



10 comments:

  1. Dear Sarah,

    My sincerest condolences. I wish you strength to cope with the sad loss of your grandmother.

    Carolien

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  2. I'm so sorry for your loss, Sarah. It sounds like your grandmother was a very special lady. She will only be a thought away, which means, she'll be with you always.

    My grandmother has been gone almost ten years, and I think of her nearly every day, still. I keep her photograph in my studio, so I see her every time I look up. It helps.

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  3. Oh Sarah, my heart also feels sad & full. My deepest sympathy to you and your family.
    ~g

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  4. Today is my day off so I plan to take myself on an outing to buy art supplies.

    It sounds like your family spent some beautiful time together. I hope it was soothing for you.

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  5. Sarah, I'm sorry you've lost your Earthly Grandma. The Grandma with whom we forge a generationless relationship is not easily lost.

    Remember that she is also within you and the daily things you do.

    The photos of the garden and shore are so tranquil.
    Be well.

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  6. What a beautiful post, filled with words of love for your grandmother.

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  7. Such a soft post... inspiring...

    Tuesday was filled with meditation, inspiration and quiet evening with my family.

    I am so glad to have stumbled onto your blog..
    absolutely stunning

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  8. Sarah, what an amazing way to celebrate a life, looking over all those memories. I am so sorry for your loss.

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  9. I'm so sorry about your dear grandmother, Sarah :( She sounds like a lovely woman. Thoughts to you and your family.

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