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From Blossom to Blossom

Monday, July 8th, 2013

Both of our kids got married recently – Tim to Dede in Palm Springs on May 11

Tim and Deanne on their wedding day with Chicken Noodle and Foxie.

Tim and Deanne on their wedding day with Chicken Noodle and Foxie.

and our daughter in Seattle last month. (She prefers to keep her personal life off the internet).

 

Here is a poem that captures the feeling:

From Blossoms in Rose
By Li-Young Lee
 
From blossoms comes
this brown paper bag of peaches
we bought from the boy
at the bend in the road where we turned toward
signs painted Peaches.
 
From laden boughs, from hands
from sweet fellowship in the bins,
comes nectar at the roadside, succulent
peaches we devour, dusty skin and all,
comes the familiar dust of summer, dust we eat.
 
O to take what we love inside,
to carry within us an orchard, to eat
not only the skin, but the shade,
not only the sugar, but the days, to hold
the fruit in our hands, adore it, then bite into
the round jubilance of peach.
 
There are days we live as if death were nowhere
in the background; from joy
To joy to joy, from wing to wing,
from blossom to blossom to
impossible blossom, to sweet impossible blossom.

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