OK, I can’t resist any longer. I am linking with The Gypsy Mama where the challenge is to write for five minutes – no editing, no over thinking, no backtracking.
I’m a notorious overthinker. We shall see how this goes.
Today’s word is Empty………
We emptied this room last weekend… except for those 100-year old windows, now replaced by the modern.
We took out the last of 20 years of accumulation, the hideous orange carpet, a box of baseball cards and models long forgotten in the cupboard… but I still see and hear.
Two older brothers with tape down the middle of the carpet – “don’t step on my side!”.
One wore camo and dreamt of being a soldier. One read books and dreamt of outer space.
When they left, the two younger brothers moved in. With them came footballs and jerseys, Legos and GI Joes. Two strapping, six-foot brothers laying on the floor using their “Joes” to diagram football plays. And I loved it.
No one can see or hear all that but me. Memories like that never really leave… they just move into a mom’s heart.