Sunday, December 23, 2012

Simply Sunday - Festivus, Anyone? and Memories

Today is Festivus! I dont recall how I landed onto this piece of information earlier today  but today happens to be Festivus - a day made famous by Seinfeld's Frank Costanza. I recall that episode of Seinfeld - have indeed watched it many times over - Seinfeld being a favorite of my DH!
So in advance of the days to come, a Happy Festivus to all....and wonderful days ahead as well.


For Sunday Scribblings(comfort), One Single Impression(imagine), Sunday Whirl (word whirly below), Succinctly Yours (image of Santa and word is neutral - this one has exactly 140 words), dVerse Poets Pub (the poetics of presents/ce) - For all these Sunday memes today, I have -'Memories'
Once you have read my contribution here, go ahead, click on the links above, to read more wonderful posts and to add your own as well. 













Memories
We watch the photos together
A rare evening of comfort and quiet
Mingled with laughter
Pages rustle, the fireplace crackles bright

Spasms of giggles overtake my little squirt
At this rapid ride into the past
On Santa’s lap - wearing older brother’s shirt,
Little too spacious on her, in it she is lost.

The older one, my little son
Recalls a rare tantrum
When he, forever the neutral one
Had hurled a sticky dumdum

I clench tighter on to this memory
That seemed to want to burst through
And an insistent me
I know, will hold on tight, like super-glue

In days to come, recall the comfort
Of this day and imagine it true
The human mind – an enigma of a sort
It can make a presence of a memory too
Into a wonderful present
To be cherished, to be you.

32 comments:

  1. Very sweet. How wonderful it is to be together in present and past. k.

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  2. Aww, sweet, warm memories of your children in younger years. Beautiful poem about those memories.

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  3. Hi! Thank you so much for the visit to my blog. I loved this poem--took me back to sitting with my kids and going through photo albums, sweet times indeed and we do want to hold them tight :-) Perfect holiday poem! Happy Holidays!!

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    1. thank you Sara..and to you too a happy holiday season

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  4. smiles...very nice...i hope you have a wonderful holiday...memories can def be wonderful presents to cherish in years to come...

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  5. smiles...yes...the human mind is awesome and surely can make a presence of a memory..bring back these moments, filled with wonder...happy holiday to you..and here's to many more lovely memories..smiles

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    1. thanks Claudia.. :) memories sure are a wonderful gift..

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  6. Words for apperception festivus! Thanks for visiting my blog!

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    1. thank you.. had to go look up apperception:)

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  7. It's heavenly when one is able to spend quality time with the kids. There's no alternative to good counsel from parents. Merry Christmas and Happy hols to you and family!

    Hank

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    1. thank you.. it is definitely the best of times when it is spent with the kids..

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    1. thank you for your comments and the visit.

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  9. ...memeries,indeed, are a timeless and priceless present we can all benefit from time... smiles...

    Merry Christmas to you & yours...

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    1. thank you Kelvin... and a Happy Holidays to you too..

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  10. I personally think, it isn't ever truly about what gifts we've been given but, the happiness we've felt in the sharing of live and joy of being together. It's always the love and fun, the smiles, they are the true gifts we remember, always. These are special. Loved the T shirt being way too big but, happily worn anyway.

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    1. yes, that is so true.. these are the true gifts.. thank you for your comments.

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  11. Agree that memories can be presents we give to ourselves, or stories we give as presents to others. Hope you have a wonderful holiday,

    Elizabeth
    http://soulsmusic.wordpress.com/

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  12. Thank you for sharing these lovely memories. May you have a happy holiday!

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  13. How warm and beautiful! Merry Christmas to you.

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    1. thank you.. and thanks for hosting SY...
      merry christmas to you too

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