Friday, October 6, 2017

reflections

Carpe Diem #1269 reflection


I love days that start with a smile.  Today was one of those.  After morning chores I settled into my easy chair to catch up on all the CDHK posts.  There on the patio screen door was a green lizard.  This lizard has been hanging around for several months now.  It has surprised me by skittering across the patio as it escaped the watering bucket's cascade.  Today it brought back memories of a time before grandsons were born.  A time when a gecko was grabbed by the tail.  It ran away leaving its tail in my son's fingers.  His wife screamed not knowing that the tail would grow back.  Thanks, little green lizard, for a smile.

from the mist
green dragon appears
a tale grows


©  petra domina


skittering lizard

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10 comments:

  1. "the tale grows" wonderful play on words! Love it.

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    1. It was just too easy. I had to do it! namaste, janice xx

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  3. What a nice story ... i love the haiku in which warm feelings and memories are shown.

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    1. It was funny. I had already been remembering the tail incident when I saw the lizard. I pointed out the lizard to my husband. He immediately recalled the tail incident. We laughed at the shared memory.

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  4. Thank you, Janice, for putting forward that smile and warm feeling. It travelled all the way to Montreal under our grey skies and pouring rain. I needed that.
    A lovely tale
    of days passed
    memories
    sweetened by
    our children

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    1. Absolutely sweetened. We have had dinner twice this week with our son and one to three of the grandsons. Glad I could give you a smile.

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