Excuse me . . .

Excuse me, dishes, but I’m talking to the world.

I would take you for a spin, vacuum, but I’m booked to take a lovely trek over Scottish hills and to carefully trimmed gardens.

I have architecture to examine in Colorado and Cologne, Singapore and Seoul.

I would dust if it were not for the call to email off-page with my new blogger pen pal.

Rugs, beating you could consume my time if it were not for the beating heart of the world at my fingertips, waiting to be heard, waiting to be seen.

Excuse me, cookbook, but I’m talking to the world.

I would search out a culinary delight, but I’m busy examining the mouth-watering recipes from Virginia and the organic confections from who knows where, maybe somewhere in Minnesota, I think.

I’m going native with scenes from East Asia and East Europe and East LA.  I’m being touched—even inspired—by a farmer’s wife in Ontario, an adventurer in New England, a priest, a mother, a teen, and a knitter in some part of the world that could be right next door but I’m not really sure.  Weird if I could peek out my side window to see you tapping on your computer–tapping to me.

In my small room in my suburban home,

the smallness of my life,

page by page, photograph by photograph,

song by poem by joke by and by and by

reaches out to a big wide world.

My smallness reaches out to the bigness, and I am talking to the world.

Excuse me, laundry . . .

About apronheadlilly

wife and mother, musician, composer / poet, teacher, and observer of the world, flawed Christ-follower
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17 Responses to Excuse me . . .

  1. tootlepedal says:

    I know the feeling exactly.

  2. Susan Gaddis says:

    Well said and well lived.

  3. Kay says:

    Where are those mountain scenes on this page? Beautiful.

  4. your small life is rather huge from this end… hi, ms. lily… 😉

  5. dorannrule says:

    Oh, I love your wide eyed view of a world within a world of color and excitement! Be sure you put this ode to blogging in a book. Not sure where meatloaf fits in though.

  6. Reblogged this on A p r o n h e a d — Lilly and commented:
    ************a blogger reminded me of this post, so thought I would re-post it as well. Grandma-ing tires you out!

  7. soonie2 says:

    I would say that you live a huge life measured by all your connections all over the world! Wonderful post!

  8. J.A. Vas says:

    you’re totally right with these – to me surprising – thoughts!! 😀

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