13 December

tomorrow my mother will celebrate her 80th birthday

and my sister will celebrate her 50th the next day

momentous occasions

I think that the beauty lies beneath the milestones

beneath the noisy holidays

beneath the layers of leftover wrapping paper

and half glasses of wine remaining in  bottles 

 old photographs

i find the beauty in the quiet ride home

as the sky is darkening

and a sepia film developing 

over everything

that is where i find the beauty

not so much in what we say

but in how we hold each other

here is a link to the poem I wrote for my mother


  1. What a wonderful loving tribute to your mom and sister. Just beautiful.

  2. Beautiful! And a joyous birthday to both your mother and your sister. Although it's not until next week, we're doing my husband's birthday celebration tomorrow when we can all be there. Enjoy!

  3. Oh Happy Birthday to Mom and Sis. You have such a beautiful way with words and I must add a beautiful family. Hugs hugs B

  4. This is beautiful and moving. Happy birthday wishes for your Mom and Sister. I love how you write too :)


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