Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Where I'm From


I am from elves capering on the wall, from Vernors and automobiles and cobbled streets.

I am from the pages of countless books, the scent of libraries, a hundred campfires.

I am from Mom's lilacs, the fragrance of every flower imaginable.

I am from straight backs and wide hips, from Kennedy and Crump and Gudschinsky.

I am from the rough and rowdy and loud.

From love and hugs and bedtime stories told with fervor.

I am from strong faith. From folks who are at church whenever the doors are open.

I'm from Scotland and Germany and Poland, from baked chicken and homemade ice cream.

From the missionary, the cattle thief, and the soldier.

I am from the memories hidden in my grandma's room, the stories she told, the history in my mother's mind, the places my father has walked.

I borrowed this idea from Nature Nut. Click here to make your own.


Suldog said...

That is truly nice. I like it - a lot.

Carol said...

Sarah...Wow. Those statements say a lot about who you are. I may use it, too!

When you get a chance, pop over to my blog. There's an award there for you to pick up!

mom said...

Happy Birthday, Sweetie. I miss you lots. Have a good one. See you in 73? days! Cannot wait! Love you.

Janet said...

Hey, your Mom gave it away. Happy Birthday! This was a really cool post. I'm tempted to do it myself, but I'm pretty sure I could never do it justice the way you and Suldog did.

Janet said...

You realize you've started a movement here. I did one, my brother-in-law and sister-in-law did one (and are both thinking of expanding theirs) and Ragtop Day did one. I don't know how many of Suldog's readers did one. I'm thinking of expanding mine too. Every time I look at it I think of what I *should* have said.

imbeingheldhostage said...

This was cool, I'm going to pretend I don't need sleep and go make one myself. And, did someone who would know (your mom) mention you had a birthday?! Happy Bday! (I didn't mean to be late, I didn't know)

RiverPoet said...

Happy birthday, Sarah! Sounds like you are from pretty cool stock!

Peace - D

Nature Nut said...

You did it. How lovely! Wasn't it fun?