Tuesday, September 17, 2013

sols: whirlwind

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I don't have the energy to write.

It was a whirlwind of a week.

The girls were sick.
Interrupted sleep.  Late nights.
Sick days.  Doctor visits.

Hoping and praying for health.
For a wedding is on Saturday.
Day by day.  Slowly improving.

All dressed up.  Ready or not.  
A beautiful day for a wedding.
Dancing to celebrate.  Late into the night.

Sleep in Sunday.
Thankful for a rainy day.  
Time needed to recuperate. 

It was a whirlwind of a week.

I don't have the energy to write 
any more today.

But it was an amazing day.


  1. No energy to write turned into a pretty sweet slice!

  2. You told it so well. I felt the whirlwind. Glad the girls are better and the wedding beautiful.

  3. Michelle,
    Sounds like everything went well...hope you have some time to recuperate! Thinking of you!

  4. Yes, it was a whirlwind, and such a beautiful day for the wedding. The bride, groom, bridesmaids and groomsmen, flower girls and parents - we were all dressed to the "t" and so happy for Jen & Scott. The girls were fantastic and such a joy to watch. We, too, are still trying to catch up with our sleep and come down off of Cloud 9. Such an enjoyable weekend!

  5. For not having the energy to write, you did a great job. I like the short, static sentences--it gives us that whirlwind you were in!

  6. I read about the wedding via your mom, Michelle. So glad it was happy, but it sounds frenetic too. I'm happy you did have the rainy day!

  7. Great post! Whirlwind weeks can be the best- sounds like yours was great. Hope you're enjoying the recovery.

  8. Later you will forget the whirlwind but remember the beautiful day. I admire when people find energy to put words on a paper (or screen) even when they are very very tired. You did more than that, you braided the words into a poem.

    1. Oh, I love that phrase Terje! "...you braided the words into a poem." Thank you!!!

  9. I was worried the girls wouldn't get well. I hope you will catch up with your rest soon.

  10. I am learning - and you have demonstrated- that sometimes the most powerful writing comes in the fewest (but well-chosen) words. Your poem captures the movement, the feelings, and the joy. Hope this is a restful week with time to reflect on such happy memories!

  11. I am always charmed by the way you craft words into something special. There is intention in your two-word sentences, but also in the way you place them side by side, not on separate lines.

    I was afraid you were going to end up catching what your girls had...those sleepless nights can break down an immune system. Hoping you have a relaxing weekend ahead of you!

  12. Thankful all went well for you on Saturday. Sounds like it was a ton of fun!


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