I remember singing you
a mermaid’s melody,
not too far past a child myself.
Fourth of a set of seedlings,
bringing petals and rings
on an overcast day
where I was too busy smiling
and waltzing with my daydream
to care too much about a little rain.
I’m glad I stopped by
to see you at almost the same moment
where I was when I met you.
You’ve already started dancing
to your song. No rain will stop you
from being the queen in your story.
Liner Notes for this Groove: I am finally back home from Maine! The ride home was made easier thanks to a small side trip to visit a niece I hadn’t seen in years. We were much closer when she was little, but life and the busy nonsense that consumes so many of us kept throwing up roadblocks to staying in touch. I was so happy to get to know her (and her husband-to-be) again after such a long time apart.
When I realized that my teas were packed in such a way that it'd be difficult to get them out of the rooftop carrier without fully unloading, I asked her if she happened to have any tea at her place--and resigned myself to be content if she only had coffee. Instead she showed me to her well-stocked tea collection and we caught up over some lovely English Breakfast in the morning and Jackfruit Honey Black in the afternoon. Robert Godden once wrote, “At Christmas, tea is compulsory. Relatives are optional.” Hopefully she’ll make it to the next family Hanukah gathering and we’ll share another cup of tea then too.
|The niece I visited (left) and another niece, her older sister (right) at my wedding.|
I have seven biological nieces and three so-close-they-may-as-well-be-family nieces.
So have any of you ever had the opportunity to reconnect with a relative or old friend? Talk to me about it in the comments or just start up a chat on how you've been doing. If you want to take the conversation onto your page, don't forget to drop a link.
Song Choice: I Hope You Dance by Lee AnnWomack