Books by the old Leather Chair

  • Snow In The Summer
  • My Bible
  • The Power of Silence
  • What Comes Next and to Like It
  • Encore Provence
  • A Year in Provence

Saturday, July 9, 2011

Vagabond's House

A friend recently wrote me and said that "The Vagabond House" by Don Blanding  was her mother's favorite poem.  This poem is about someone who wanted a home and knew just what elements would make it important  --  yet was really a wanderer at heart...
Shared that I reminded her of her mother.  "mother never strayed far from home, physically, but intellectually and emotionally, her world was very large."   I remember saying "is this really me" and her reply - "yes, this is you"  you and mother are really  "homebodies", yet because of your interests, reading and openness to what the world has to offer - you could be a vagabond in the true sense.....   Thank you, you touched my heart with  this special compliment
A good description of One Woman in these last years.   But years ago I remember images like my youngest daughter just forwarded to me.... I am happy for these memories.
I asked "where are my little girls when this wonderful picture was taken"  reply -" your granddaughter took this picture."
Smiling I think  - a budding photographer.....

4 comments:

Freda said...

Love the photo and the sense of grandchildren growing up to become identified people with their own skills and hopes. I enjoy communicating with my grandies through facebook and the net.

One Woman's Journey - a journal being written from Woodhaven - her cottage in the woods. said...

Freda, thank you for visiting...

LauraX said...

One Woman's Journey - a journal being written from Woodhaven - her cottage in the woods. said...

Laura, thank you - healing wishes continue your way :)