Posted by: morrowsl | August 31, 2011

Closing down the boardwalk…

Today I packed away the summer in hopes of bringing a close to the heatwave and making room for cooler weather.  It rained unexpectedly as I worked, so I know I’m on the right track.  As I was collecting the little bits that usually sit in the kitchen window I thought about the reason for each thing having a place on the sill.  Most of it has to do with the beach, either the Gulf Coast or the Jersey Shore, and has been saved as a reminder for me that I’ll get back there eventually.  The little green bottle reminds me of a friendship that is as intricate and never ending as the knot that adorns it’s face.  The heart-shaped box covered in thistle flowers helps me to recall a friend gone forever from my eyes, but never from my heart.  The glass ornament from Jamaica replaces my passport, which wouldn’t look nearly as pretty hanging in the window.  The sand dollars and broken bits of shells help me understand that nothing in this life is perfect and we just have to figure out how to see the beauty in all things, no matter how tattered and rough.
My box of summer will sit near my desk in a safe spot while winter blows its cold breath at the kitchen window and frosts the glass.  Then, as the days begin once more to lengthen and stretch, I’ll bring it back to the kitchen and carefully arrange its contents on the sill again.  And, if I’m very lucky, add a few more bits to my collection.


  1. What a beautifully penned post! Here’s to cool breezes and cherished delights always close at hand…

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