2/24/11

WHAT DO YOU GO BACK FOR?

I will go back for color, soft lyrics and music...for kind words, true stories, a child's laughter and a grandfather's tears. I will go back for inspired books, fancy paper, puppies, 3 by 5 cards, and quiet thoughts. I will go back to try on pretty nightgowns, to plant a tomato, to smell the sidewalk in rain, to read poetry and storybooks, to buy long skinny sticks of multi-grain bread in brown wrappings.  I go back to words and memories that feel like love. I love going back home after a long day.
There are a few things in our lives that we go back to just because they make us smile.  A painting, the scriptures, a pen in a shoppe window, an art museum, a forrest place, a note, a friend.  I've wondered why we are constantly searching out things that make sense to our souls. Does it make us feel more at home in this borrowed world? 
What are a few of the many things in your life that make you smile?  What draws you back again? 

7 comments:

Ginger Benedict said...

The temple, a good book, my children's faces.

Amy said...

I go back for laundry shute rides, and a star shirt I wore when I was young. I go back to watching my mom put on her make-up and do her hair while I admire her beauty and kindness. I go back for rain puddles, four-square and catching tadpoles. I go back to wearing my wedding gown again while feeling like a real-life princess in the temple. I go back for sliding down the stairs, twin dolls, popcicle sticks, and ... many many other things. :)

e.brooke said...

My table and dream again...

Momma Princess said...

The smell of library books (I used to pick them by their smell), crunching leaves under me feet, the smell of jack-o-lanterns with burning candles, sticky faced kisses, hand made love notes, squishy hugs, giggles from a "lights out" bedroom, neighborhood games (kick the can, sardines, etc.), long walks, I could go on and on!! :)

Shaylen said...

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covnitkepr1 said...

I write and maintain a spiritual blog which I have titled “AccordingtotheBook” and I’d like to invite you to follow it.
I’d also like to follow your blog in return if you’d put a follow wedgit up.

Lloyd said...

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