Houses Hung With Memories

Change is inevitable, so is death. I try to accept them both with grace.  It’s with a sad sense of acceptance I drive past places that once meant the world to me, realizing memories is all they now hold. Each year there are fewer chairs around the family table and life moves on.

abandoned house

 

Houses hung with memories

Rooms with nothing left to show

Pieces of love left forgotten,

Of a time not so long ago

Emptiness casts a shadow

Over what were once happy times

Stories etched within the wood grain

Some of them yours, some are mine

If these walls could talk

What would they say?

Would they speak of happier days?

Of laughter ringing through the rooms,

Of children out to play

Or would they stand cold and silent?

Holding on to the sadness and the loss

From having been too long in the quiet

Life once thrived within these walls

They held love and tears, sure and true

But new turns to old

And old must die

To make room for the new

Lets not forget the memories here

Of family and friends, never alone

The good old days, when all of us were near

When this empty house was once a home

 

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It is time for me to…

The card chosen for this week is “It is time for me to…”

It is time for me to work on my new book and not feel guilty about neglecting the house for an hour or even a day.

It is time for me to drink tea and plan my garden for spring.

It is time for me to get up early and practice yoga every day so I can honor a promise I made to myself.

It is time for me to learn to play the fiddle I’ve had for two years.

“Why not seize the pleasure at once? How often is happiness destroyed by preparation, foolish preparation?”  Jane Austen

What is it time for you to do? Stop waiting and do it!