Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Peach, Teal, Turkoman & Tears

the tea is made.

as i wait for it to cool,
i tear paper,
the radio hums.

i check my phone,

the pile of paper amounts.

the tea cools,
and one by one, the paper slips into the pool,
some of them squeal as it hits their belly buttons,
shhhh, i say, you'll be all dry in no time,
with a nice tan to boot.

everyone will love you,
ink will adorn you,
and you'll travel to the most unlikely of places,
which are mostly unknown to me,
as i never get to see you again.

after you go.

letting go,
is the hardest thing in life,
of that which you have come to know
those you have come to love.

it can be many things,

and i wanted to share with my readers,
that my darling dearest grandmother, who is now 95,
is at her weakest,
and soon i might have to say goodbye.

she is my greatest inspiration,
so often as I create,
i think of her and what she created,
as a seamstress,
a mother,
a friend,
a sister,
a dedicated faithful wife,
a grandmother,
a great-grandmother

her hand so soft,
i felt it today,
holding it in mine
watching her breath
wonderful woman.

c'est la vie, i said to a friend.
she replied,
"Oui c'est la vie..mais la vie n'est pas toujours facile a vivre... surtout quand il faut dire adieu for now."

(Yes that's life .. but life is not always easy to live ... especially when we must say farewell for now.)

new creations,
peach & teal,
little turkoman,
and me?
just a few tears for now.

Edie, my darling Grannie. xoxox


  1. That was so beautiful and so sad. Thank you so much for sharing, love to you and your grandmother. They are such precious people and the longer that we are blessed to have them in our lives, the harder it is to say goodbye xx

  2. Thinking of you and this time of are so fortunate to have shared a rich life with your grandmother! Letting go is never easy. Your little gems are beautiful and so lovingly made!

  3. Thinking of you Louise, you are one cool writer, cheers Marie

  4. He aha te mea nui o te ao?
    He tangata! He tangata! He tangata!
    What is the most important thing in the world?
    It is people! It is people! It is people!

    I am so pleased your people are around you Louise. Best wishes x

  5. Ella, Patti, Marie & Mel - thank you, for your warming, comforting kind words. xox

  6. Beautiful words & beautiful creations


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