Thursday, December 31, 2009

Stringing lights

I wrote this drabble for the Advent Calendar at the Burrow.

Winter does that to you. When you can no longer ignore the nip in the air, along with your winter clothes, you also take down your memories from the attic.
All those illnesses you thought were never going to end, but which you survived and forgot. Those minor issues which seemed almost catastrophic, and which you barely remember. Those good times- the lunches with friends, the plays the kids put up, the hours on the slides, the flowers that bloomed.
The time to look back, the time to leap forward. The time to string lights on the year that was.
Wishing you all happiness in 2010.


Lance said...

What a beautiful thought! Those moments that seemed so challenging just a few short months ago, now are hard to even remember most of them. And it's those sweet and good moments that are still firmly planted in my heart. And that is a beautiful string of lights...

Thank you so much for your comment on my post over at Christine Kane's site!

Anonymous said...

Ah, this is lovely. I hope your cup runs over with joy, laughter and well being!

Elizabeth Spann Craig said...

Nice thoughts, here. I usually don't look back, I only look forward...but looking back can be a joy, as you've mentioned here.


Rayna M. Iyer said...

@ Lance - thank you for your kind words. Yours is a blog I look forward to reading every week. Your sentiments rarely fail to inspire me.

@ Fiona - thank you, and yours.

@ Elizabeth - like you, I am not a "look back in longing or regret" person, but it is nice to be able to relieve pleasant memories- and there are always so many of those.

Jan Morrison said...

What a wonderful drabble! You are a good writer, Rayna. Have a wondorous New Year with those you love.

Rayna M. Iyer said...

Thanks Jan. And wishing you a very happy new year too.


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