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CicelyRobinLaing©2012.

I lay my head down, nestled into my favorite comfy chair…
The holiday decorations are scattered all around the room…
Plans to hang them up, suspended in my moment of contemplation…
Sparkles of the past, glittering reminders of friends and family…
An ornament made of macaroni and painted gold that I gave to my mother…
A star made of paper mache’ shedding it’s silver glitter, made in Sunday school…
A pinecone with frosted tips, hung by a shred of yarn, made for my Dad…
Paper snow flakes and cinnamon scented snowmen…
Tiny red velvet pillows with “Marry Christmas!” scribbled on them…
Broken wooden candy canes, tinsel angels and stars of tin…
Fragile glass balls with names written in gold, half worn off…
Gingerbread men too tired to run off…
Laminated photos of kittens and childhood faces glued to cut out hands…
I don’t have a tree this year to hang all these memories on…
The box lies open…
The treasure spread across the floor…
Memories ready to hook onto a new holiday… only…
Where to hang them…
New traditions come… New ornaments arrive…
But old memories demand my attention…
If only for a little while…
Eventually I will hang them…
Around the room like a garland…
Herolds of the past…
Adding flavor to the present…
For now… they wait… and I watch…
As they twinkle at me from across the room…
Then I close my eyes…
And travel back to a time of glitter and macaroni…

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Every year the box gets bigger… I can never throw anything away…

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Photo and improvised poetry by Cicely Robin Laing © 2014 

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