Wednesday, September 12, 2012

on perspective

i spent last evening looking for eggs
in nooks and crannies
garden and porch
irritated that these girls
won't lay in their boxes
incensed,
i disturbed their sleep at 5:00
this morning
to photograph them on their roosts
so i could show you
these unruly hens....
but perspective visited at 1:36
when i admired a student's necklace
i like your necklace
she fingered it, looked down
and whispered
it has my sister's remains in it
and the hen's eggs
don't matter
at
all

linking with -

jen for god bumps, joy for life:unmasked, emily for imperfect prose, grace for FYBF, faith links, carina for i am thankful, beki at the rusted chain, michelle for caffeinated randomness and studio jru for sneak peek friday

13 comments:

  1. You said so much in so few words. Beautiful.

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  2. This made me tear up a bit. Just beautiful. (from a fellow owner of unruly hens who have been hiding their eggs for the past two weeks.)

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    1. :) left ours cooped all day. i.got.my.eggs.

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  3. Oh wow. Didn't see that coming. It does put things in perspective...

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  4. That does put things in perspective...

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  5. Beautiful! Really makes us think about the important things...

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  6. oh wow. sorrow at such a fragile age--makes me glad she has you in her life.

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