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Strange Little Bird: I Remembered
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I Remembered

It was a welcome thing during the blazing West Texas summer – a cool afternoon with a breeze that reminded you that you were indeed alive, that you hadn’t wilted beyond repair just yet. There were rain clouds moving in slowly, so slowly that they seemed gentle and friendly, and a hint of desert sagebrush rode the air.

My mother and I had walked down the one paved road in the tiny town to the park.

We sat on the swings like two little girls, swinging and talking about nothing of any consequence or weight.

She was beautiful. She was perfect. I remember listening to her voice, and thinking how much I loved her, and how grateful I was to have those moments. Those perfect moments with my mother.

I thought, “I have to remember this. Someday this will be important to me.”

And in this very moment that memory is the most important thing in the world.

Monday September 24, 2007
 

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