I'm feeling pretty joyous today...could be the beautiful warm July air, walking my dog, eating lunch with my boy--amazing last night OMG's wrapped around sheets or it could be:
My former and I bought my house...right next door to my Grandma.
And while I never imagined living next door to this amazing woman, I can't think of another way it could have been.
My Grandma had her clothesline set up in her backyard and when we moved it I was free to use it whenever I wanted.
I quickly found it to be the perfect way to be in the moment
little girls playing tent
babies laying sunward
dry baby dry
air baby air
swoosh swoosh swoosh
and another way to learn about my Grandma's life. She often would come outside, sit in her backyard chair, beginning my day the way it should've been...simple. The stories I heard through the years through household work...
Then last year my Grandma passed away.
I used her clothesline till my parents sold her house.
Then the folks who bought it knew they'd never use it
wanting to build a backpatio...so they asked if I wanted it.
I now think it seems silly I didn't get it before the house was sold, but sadness doesn't always let the brain think correctly.
So...today I raise my glass to my clothesline,
passed down...thank you Grandma.
"Happiness is only real when shared".....from Into the Wild
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