with spring here i am again feeling the pull to rid myself of "stuff"
windows open, a perfect spring breeze coming through, it is time to pull apart the closets
here is what i pulled down from the top shelf of the closet
these are most definitely not going anywhere
these mementos of my girls first bits of life here with me
first locks of hair, first shoes, sonograms, first little dresses
i sat down with these and lost at least a good hour
holding, gazing and just taking in what used to be
and it was like finding a little bit of myself again.