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Reunion…

Posted in Where Angels Perch with tags , , , on September 21, 2010 by rodzink

The leaves are revealing signs of a coming autumn…. but the skies clinch the dog days of a scorching summer… Patiently…with eyes on our anxious backpacks…boots… we wait.  Talks of campfires… whispers from a crowded tent and warm bags.   Our recent days..consumed with school and homework… practice and football games… new acquaintances…old friends….  

Meanwhile… I feel as though I’m home…from a very long trek…tired…worn….hobbled… But rested…. revived… Learning what it means to be….. Home…. 

The address is simply a place to park the truck.. unload the stuff…get out of the weather…. A home is that place where arms…and hearts… are open….  and where we retreat with the same… each day.. each night….

The schedule is filling… each weekend.. busy… friends…. dinners…. Bellefest…. Dallas….. Halloween…. Just need a cool weekend…. a long hike…. and quick backpacking adventure…

But today is Tuesday… all I can think about is the kids coming home…

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Reunion…

Posted in Where Angels Perch with tags , , on October 5, 2009 by rodzink

Her hair swirled about… leaves riding a restless breeze…going nowhere..unable to find a suitable place.  Careful steps on wet rocks… arms extended for balance to the tips of her long fingers… such a little girl.  Little Soul.  Neshume ‘ Le.  Upending boulders for chance discoveries…. her brother’s help…ziskind..  His hand to assist climbing from the creek…

Coming full circle… discerning trails ahead…

Looked deeply into their faces… further than I’ve ever been…. a memory that has passed from my childhood to theirs like the shapes of their faces…color of eyes.  The results of careful steps… uncounted decisions…immeasurable efforts… unquantified love.. and slippery rocks. 

Wrapped alone… a thick quilt… steady rain on my roof… woke to dim ladybugs in empty rooms… this dream… this wonderful…. awful dream.  Shay-neh Kinder, Zis-seh Kinder.