"God showed me something small, no bigger than a hazelnut, lying in the palm of my hand… and it was round as a ball. I looked at it with the eye of my understanding and thought: 'What can this be?' And it was generally answered thus: 'It is all that was made.' It was so small I thought it might disappear, but I was answered... everything has being through the love of God." --Julian of Norwich

Friday, November 30, 2012

Five-Sense Friday

Today I'm...

feeling:  a previously-owned, new-to-me MacBook Pro--it's smooth keys still a foreign feeling beneath my fingers.  a soft baby washcloth for endless wiping of a little girl's drippy nose.  the car's cold steering wheel.  rain on my face and hair as I carry a bundled girl to her seat.  my own nose stuffy and my throat raw and dry.

seeing:  mud and leaves caked and splattered on our white car (ahh street parking).  a little girl pretty in pink, even on a sick day.  children's paintings in bold primary colors on the wall of the doctor's office.

hearing:  tears.  wet, chesty coughing fits.  our doctor's reassurances, recommendations, and reference points for when we might need to come back.  L's nap time sleep music.

tasting:  peanut butter toast, hot honey lemonade, homemade chicken soup, cheese toast, cool water soothing my throat.

smelling:  the sharpness of last night's chicken-packaging spoiling in the trash can.  the softness of a toddler's cheek.  my mom's detergent still in my clothes from last week's visit.

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