And We Had Stories

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And we had stories.

Our days were not always like this,

lining halls,

propped up, hooked up.

We were gifted and whole, and we laughed and sometimes cried;

and we had stories.

When minds go and bodies linger, the stories fade,

like looking through frosted glass.

Here and there images appear, disappear, and reappear,

distorted,

partial.

And some patronize us, but it sounds like mocking;

and some treat us like the furniture or a paycheck,

but the better ones see past the babbling, wrinkled, meaningless motions

to the gifted ones,

the loved ones,

the ones who had stories.

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This lady really cooked with the spoons as a country band played.

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Mother and daughter

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About apronheadlilly

wife and mother, musician, composer / poet, teacher, and observer of the world, flawed Christ-follower
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15 Responses to And We Had Stories

  1. tootlepedal says:

    Good to see some spoon playing. I hope that my declining years will be accompanied by Mrs Tootlepedal on the spoons.

  2. Wonderful piece Lilly as my Mom gets older and with worsening health I now there shall be days like this ahead. Wonderful shots!

  3. Mirada says:

    Oh wow, this is phenomenal–I love, “like looking through frosted glass”. What a gorgeous image for something so very sad.

  4. dorannrule says:

    I have lived through this too. I am crying right along with you.

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