Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Rest ~ 31 Days of Adirondack Memories < #write31days >

Welcome to day 31, 
 the END of  
 the #write31days challenge 
and my 
"31 Days of Adirondack Memories" series!!

THANK YOU for sticking with me for a month of
poetry and reflection on 
our summers in the most magical place 
on Earth!

Today's theme~~ 

 There is a rickety redwood picnic table. There are bare, sandy feet.  There are stacks of books and board games.  And up on Route 9, there is the comforting fixture of our American flag waving, though largely unnoticed. There is homemade potato salad and a plate stacked with slices of tomato and cucumber. There are fishing rods leaning by the cabin door; haphazard piles of sandals and flip flops alongside.
            Today there was dock jumping and row boating and mussel hunting. Then as the sun dipped low behind the mountains ringing Schroon, after a day all too fleeting, there is the whisper-y fragrance of citronella and hickory barbeque and the familiar July crescendo of cicadas.
            There is the Big Dipper and Cassiopeia, easily spied overhead night after night in the vast, velvety blankness. There is someone randomly asking, “Can anyone spot the Pleiades?” and “Who’s up for a game of Trivial Pursuit?” 

  And most vividly, there are hushed, happy voices, familiar lilts and inflections, saying nothing of huge importance, but enveloping me in safe-ness. Just as I hope that we are creating a haven that shrouds our kids in much the same...the safety, the memories, the goodness.


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1 comment:

  1. This sounds like my cup of tea! We love the outdoors. So glad I found your blog today over at #FMF. I am #30 this week. God bless!


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