Midlife

 

 

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Midlife.

The last of beginner’s blessings steps quietly out the door.

We sailed together, in our time. Mapped the constellations. Gazed at star-girded heavens, trod the  earth, breathed forests, worried in the tempest chatter of time.

A thousand times broken, a thousand times mended.

And still I walk.

I am here to walk.

Still here.

 

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Dreaming autumn.

 

By the middle of August, I am so weary of the heat.

I prefer the curtains drawn.

Dreaming of autumn oranges, melancholy browns, bronzed reds, last chance yellows.

 

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Dreaming autumn, in the high noon of summer’s unrelenting glare.

Give me instead the odd light of an October afternoon, the brief, amber glow of a fall sunset.

The rain nobody wants.

The benediction of autumn.

 

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Return to me with your soaking rains. Bathe my blistered soul in your gentle fog.

Why does the end of summer feel like a new beginning? It’s an old friend unchanging, making everything new again.

Comfortably ancient, rising once more in the space between storms.

Light like lazy smoke curling in thin air.

 

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The world turning and tucking its face beneath a wing.

When this is all there is,

and at last, it is enough.

Enough.

 

A Valentine Tea Party

I hereby invite you to my tea party of tenderest Valentine dreams.

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Care to come along?

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A little bird told me your soul was longing for respite. For tenderness and quiet and escape from the ordinary.

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Simple loving care …

 

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… a flight of fancy, as pink and sparkly as you please.

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With the emphasis on you.

 

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The table is set.

 

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There are plenty of pastries.

 

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Almost too pretty to eat. Almost.

 

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Your tea awaits, madame.

 

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So pick out a dress.

 

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They all fit. (It’s magic!)

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Adorn yourself.

 

 

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Come to our secret party …

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… and cast your cares aside. Just for a little while.

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Without apology.

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Not a single one.

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Your tea is already steeping.

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The inner girl is longing to be set free …

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I’ll meet you there.

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