Friday, April 07, 2006
Photo Friday... Organized
today's photo friday thought is organized.
and the first thought that came to mind reading that,
is my mother.
she was a natural at organization,
[although i'm not speaking of her in past tense,
rather my days, growing up in past tense]
from the linens in the cupboards,
to mending socks,
to getting me to the skating rink at six am,
and working various jobs to allow for my skating
and all the other things a little girl does.
to preparing every meal,
and if something could be made, it wasn't bought.
be it from jams and marmalades,
to pickles and frozen fruit,
which was planted and gardened, prepared and frozen
to last until the next year again.
to noodles and yet, alway finding time to bake a cake
to take to school.
in the midsts of that, helping me with homework.
i look back and realise, her days never ended.
and yes, occassionally you'd see a tired look in the eyes,
but she did it all. gracefully, naturally,
and it isn't until my days as a woman,
that i can see the love and the dedication behind that.
yes, the organization too.
there are days, i have a hard time just taking care of my own life,
a bit of chaos. organized chaos if you like.
and i have my mother's eyes. i have my mother's smile.
but sometimes, i just wish there was that much more
of my mother in me.