Monday, December 28, 2009

Pack up

Last month brought a sting in its tail. We lost our mother; then, as the lady puts it, we swept up the heart and put love away... packing up smiles, habits, responses, whole parts of us that will never be used again.

I had a special ringtone for home; birdcalls that everyone around me knew indicated my mother was calling. The ringtone has been retired honorably. That needed packing too.

So sentimentally, a new haiku on the header:

Sometimes I think...
you would answer the phone
if I were to call
~Robert Major