Friday, 12 April 2013

Five Minute Friday / Here.

It has been a little while since I participated in Lisa Jo's Five Minute Friday writing link up, and I have missed it. Today, it's time to jump back in and get writing.
Here I sit, enjoying the fleeting moments of beautiful warmth as the sun appears from behind the clouds for just a few brief moments before disappearing again. And I think of how I adore the way the light fills this room in the afternoon. The moments of sunlight might be fleeting during this Spring season so far, but I know from memory the way the warmth feels. the way the shadows fall at angles across the walls, decorating the magnolia paint with cross hatched patterns. Here, I know the details of this room without having to think. I wonder about the house that we will soon move into. There, all is unfamiliar. I do not yet know where the light falls in our new house, but I cannot wait to find out. The prospect of the unknown makes me want to treasure the moments that we have left in this house, our first home. To hold onto the memories we have built while we are still here. I know the quiet and comfort I find here, in this space and wonder what the quiet will sound like when we live in a different house, surrounded by neighbours. Here, I know the patterns of the trees that adorn the little park outside our window. There, I do not know if I will be able to watch the trees dress themselves with blossom and leaves in Springtime, then shed their beauty down to the bare branches as Autumn closes. Here, in this home, I know that we cannot grow trees of our own, but there? Anything is possible.

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  1. Wow! I loved the way you described your 'here'-place! I really got a lovely picture, imaging how it must look like and feel like,that which you describe:) I am also soon to be on the move, and I recognize the thoughts. How wonderful that you take time to cherish your last moments where you are now, fell you over that, and that you think of your future home with possibilities and curiosity!

    In such situations, I usually get stressed and forget all about cherishing the moments, or see the opportunities and bring out my curiosity: I tend to get restless, weary and insecure about changes in my life. Reading this post really gave me an AHA- experience and was a reminder that I needed. Thank you for such a nice perspective! :) Also: beautifully written=0)
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    1. Thank you for your kind words : ) I am so pleased that my few words were a helpful reminder for you, and I pray that as you prepare to move, you would have time amidst the busyness to cherish the precious last moments of your current home.

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  2. This post was perfect for me to read this morning. My husband and I are in the process of buying our first house and I'm both excited and nervous about changing up my "here." Thanks for the lovely reminder that anything is possible - and that's exciting!

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    1. Hi Emily, thank you for taking the time to comment. It's always interesting and encouraging to read blog posts written by people who are in a similar situation to you, isn't it? I hope that the house buying process continues to go smoothly for you and your husband, and that discovering your new 'here' will feel like an adventure : )

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  3. Beautiful post and photos. As I scrolled down to read the post, I sat for a moment enjoying the way the sun looked in your photo. Then,got to read about how you felt about the same sun peeking in on you. Neat reflections upon reflections.

    Sounds like you're both ready and not to move on. Soon, there will be here.

    Thanks, Jenn

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    1. Thank you for your kind words, Jenn. It will be interesting when 'there' becomes our new 'here' to write about 'here' again!

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  4. That's beautiful, Hannah. There is something so special about your first house, the first place you make your home. Thank you for sharing!
    ~Marcy

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    1. Thanks, Marcy! It's a funny, exciting and daunting prospect, creating our very own home from scratch!

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  5. I so enjoyed your appreciation of the here and your expectation of the there. What a great take on this week's word. Thank you for sharing it at FMF.

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    1. Hi Debi, it's lovely to hear that you enjoyed reading my post - thank you so much for taking the time to leave a oomment - it's so nice to know who has visited your blog, isn't it?

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