Sunday, November 29, 2009

Macaroni Love


there are some things
that speak about your life like photographs
brought out of the dust in December

This one is from my mother
I bought this the year we were married
some are no longer pretty
mice chewed the macaroni

each holds a space in time
some too dear to think of
falling and whirling in waves

one by one
they are symbols

of a lifetime of love

16 comments:

Tall Kay said...

We have a box of those "special" ornaments too. I don't think I'm going to get them out this year. Each one does hold a space in time, and I'm just not up to going there yet. Who knows, you have inspired me to at least think about it :o)

Shadow said...

memories come in all kinds of shapes and sizes, even mice-nibbled ones...

Lou said...

I'm very sentimental about my ornaments..some sad memories, some happy. But when the tree is decorated it's a snapshot of the last 30 years.

I'm liking your poems, grrlfriend.

Syd said...

We have many ornaments that were handmade by my mother and C's mother. And then we have the eggs that were hand painted and given to us as a wedding gift. They are still with us after all these years. Very special things.

Monkey Man said...

Decorating the Christmas tree is always a memory fest. Ours goes up this weekend. Thanks for the inpired post.

enchantedoak said...

My heart is smiling over your post, JeNN. Like you, I treasure the symbols of a lifetime of love. Blessings on your day, dearie.

~ Tabitha ~ said...

omg.what a sweetly thoughtful flavored post.I wish I still had all of my MOm's christmas decorations..She used to put up all the ones her Grandkids made that were falling apart.lol.They all meant something to her.
Nice post,Jenn :)

Cat said...

my holiday ornaments have so many meanings for so many different ones... but the macaroni ones that were glued together are the most prized of the bunch.

Akannie said...

Ahhh..Jenn. Great post. I have some of those too...the Christmas ornament made of styrofoam and pipe cleaners that my [now] 38 year old son made in kindergarten. And it's raggedy every year I have to push the pipe cleaners back in, but I will put it somewhere on my tree every year.

What a beautiful write, a poet. Who knew? xoxoxoxox

g-man said...

Christmas presents are for kids.
Memories are for adults!
The gift of LOVE is for everyone!

Queenneenee said...

Hey Jenn, I have a few that Prince made for me when he was little. I LOVE them. Other than that I always seem dissapointed with my tree! I suck at decorating it. It looks good IN THE DARK with all the lights on though! hehe. Nice post GF.

Chef Kar said...

Really nice sentiments Jenn. Love the photo too. Nice touch.

Chef Kar

A Stitch In Thyme said...

I can recall doing the cranberries and popcorn garland. Good times. Good times. Hugs. Tammy

♥ Boomer ♥ said...

A very beautiful post. I love the 'lifetime of love' thought. And I understand why they are hard to throw away, too. I have some of those myself! ♥

Gabriella Moonlight said...

Absolutely beautiful, could not have been stated better...this is amazing..and the 'lifetime of love' that's what we all have.

Thank you JeNN
xo Gabi

Brian Miller said...

that...was beautiful...boxes of christmas stuff bring back memories every year...