have been hovering all about me this past week. Like ghosts from A Christmas Carol, they drift in and out of my mind. Thinking about rent, and then the first time we tried to borrow money to purchase a home. Remembering that in 50 yrs there hasn't been a time when I couldn't pay my rent or house payment. Gratitude for small remembrances. Lilacs, fresh cut grass, high school graduations, May wedding a year later. Pieces from memory, like pebbles on a beach. People, places, events...most from the past tied to the present time. I've been away, well...mentally at least. I pulled this top from the shelf and made additional blocks to enlarge it.
I pulled this project from a drawer, having forgotten completely that I was going to get it pinned and quilted a few months back. I've made a couple new doll quilts that are on the cutting mat for pinning. I've watched old movies, old NCIS episodes, talked to a few people, made road trips in the rain, and been absent from most of my life all week. Yes, it's an anniversary week and day, and time. And did it bother me? Depends how you define "bother". The calendar and clock mark off the 50 year mark. That's alot of days, months and years......
We were so very young on May 30, 1959. Who knew what the Universe held in store for us? Who worried about it? Certainly not me. I was in love and I was happily planning a "future". Two more years of college, four years in the Air Force. Time, travel and miles spent in building a life, a future, a family. But the 2nd act curtain doesn't always raise on "happily ever after". Things happen. And things did. Things change. The 3rd act curtain finds me here, in the Valley, making quilts, servant to Ebony. And it's ok, and I'm ok. Every once in a while things have to get "harder" so that I appreciate it when they aren't. The Merry Month of May has passed, now, into memory, and it's June 1st *VBS* Is everybody gearing up for summer??? I am.
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