Snippets


A FRIEND SURPRISED ME with the gift of an amaryllis 2 weeks ago and yesterday, coming through the door, returning from another weekly run to OSU Medical Center (#11 out of 13!), I saw it there, shining forth, spectacular color just waiting for me. Did it look like this at 4:45 AM when I scooted by, heading out? Easy to miss beauty that lies so close when rushing past.

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I HAVE NOT BLOGGED much lately. Nothing to say. And when one has nothing to say, it’s best to say nothing. Spending more time with the rolling pin than the computer.🙂 But things are going smoothly and I have music in whatever space I’m in.

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The LAWTON ROAD LADIES invited me to their cookie exchange. I was the only invitee that never lived on Lawton and I wore the honor quietly, savoring the 90 minutes of community camaraderie, listening and pondering the spread of ages and the diverse experiences and personalities. It took me an hour to eat four cookies, so caught up was I in the give-and-take.

And I sat next to June, who, at 80+, is not only the oldest but also the one I feel ….. what?…….. most kindred spirit to, I don’t know why. But the little dog that lives at that home, after bouncing around to greet and be petted by all the guests, was later found curled up behind June’s chair. Dogs just know.

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The postman is ringing the bell. Must go.

About Marilyn

Reading, thinking and talking about leadership, writing, ESL for refugees, faith, grief and finding the story in a story. Student of Spanish. Foe of procrastination. People person with hermit tendencies or vice-versa. My work has appeared in Moody Magazine, Leadership Journal, Guideposts, Upper Room and many other publications. I lead workshops in personal experience writing and accept speaking engagements as schedule permits. I also listen.
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5 Responses to Snippets

  1. bethhavey says:

    Have a blessed Christmas and a wonderful holiday, Marilyn. Beth

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  2. You are doing exactly what you need to do. The rolling pin is sometimes more creative than ye olde keyboard.

    Merry Christmas!

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  3. laura says:

    I have missed you so! Just stopping in to wish you a very Merry. And counting meeting up with you among my richest blessings of this past year. Much love to you, Marilyn.

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  4. I love that red amaryllis! So glad you didn’t miss it.

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