Sometimes, I’ll come across You.
Today, it happened when I was rummaging through my recipe folder
The one with the magazine clippings and stolen ideas
And hastily written hand-me-downs from people I love
And towards the back, I saw your handwritten note.
Something mundane, about a small wok you had bought me
But it struck me then how alive you once were
With thoughts and wishes and advice and love
And that you were an individual with fabulous penmanship
And a gift for giving
And a heart that would
And I miss you, oh so very much.
All these tears, just because I was trying to find
The recipe for pineapple tarts. xx
16 February 2015 at 12:45 pm
You brought tears to my eyes. I feel this way about my dad who I miss so much. Sending hugs and the warmth of loving memories of your mom your way.
16 February 2015 at 1:57 pm
This is so beautiful.I lost my mother just about 9 years ago. It is amazing how such a simple thing can bring forward such a rush of emotions.I just found out that a co-worker of mine used to work with my mother. He told me a story about how my mother had saved his job when they worked together. He was halfway through the story & I started crying uncontrollably. I felt so silly, but it happens. Hugs to you.