Wide

paper doll tales

Wide is the gulf of years between me and her.  She wears my baby clothes, cherished through the years by her grandmother.  Wider still the strand of DNA that bridges the gap of years.

paper doll tales

Wide is the path toward long division.  We’ve taken our first steps.

paper doll tales

Wide is the smile that cracks the face into chunks of laughter.  Especially when watching an older sister wave a flag and recite some version of the pledge of allegiance.

paper doll tales

Wide are the eyes that watch the world.

paper doll tales

Wide is the distance between homes.  But the promise of blood, and family, and play, and sweet cousin love keeps hearts in the neighborhood.

paper doll tales

Wide is the definition of art.

Wide beyond measure is my gratitude for life’s blessings.

Shared with Lisa Jo Baker’s Five Minute Fridays.  That’s five minutes of unedited, unpaused writing followed by, ermm, a few minutes more than that of photo archiving.

 

 

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4 Comments

  1. Stef Layton said:

    new here from FMF – wide is the definition of art. Love that one – with 2 (boy) artists in my home.

    September 21, 2012
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  2. Crystal said:

    Beautiful post, and gorgeous kiddos :) Love this interpretation of Lisa Jo’s “theme” word. Stopping over from FMF!

    September 21, 2012
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  3. Jo said:

    And wide is the heart that hods you all in love.

    September 24, 2012
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  4. Jo said:

    And wide is the heart that holds you all in love.

    September 24, 2012
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