day 15. reverb 10
Imagine you will completely lose your memory of 2010 in five minutes. Set an alarm for five minutes and capture the things you most want to remember about 2010. (Author: Patti Digh)
This newfound feeling…as simple as it sounds and as fleeting as it may be…. of utter self-acceptance.
The brand new ability to self-nurture. To figure out both what i need, and how to gift it to myself.
Nine months at home with my mom in Ivy Court.
The celebration lunch after the letter sent from the moon.
Ringing the doorbell to my childhood home and being let inside by a gracious stranger…walking from room to room and receiving the gifts of both long forgotten memories and long sought peace… memories of playing in the playroom, laundry on the stairs, basement games, pool parties… and peace with the place where my daddy spent the final weeks of his life, in the family room in a hospital bed, before he passed away shortly after my seventh birthday. Every time I hear The House That Built Me (a beautiful song by Miranda Lambert) I remember this day. And trying to capture it here now, brings easy tears to my eyes. Miss and love you, daddy.