shared memories

After spending weeks preparing for a big event, coordinating volunteers to clean, prepare, build and transform. I’d had very little sleep as teams came in at different times. Some needed instruction and they all needed feeding. When finally it was time for the event I was so exhausted.

I sat feeling drained when suddenly the vision in front of me caught my undivided attention. The stage setting was a close replica of one I’d dreamt about and shared with housemates in our early twenties. And through the fog of tiredness I realised one of the chief builders was indeed the artist housemate of that era.

Decades on, married with children he had become an architect and when requested to design the stage setting for this event he somehow recalled my vision and gave it life! Nobody but he and I knew that it was my shining moment!

young shared memories
summer inspired elegance
visual pleasure

d’Verse, one shiny moment, Lillian – google image

30 comments

  1. What a wonderful story! Sometimes old friends who come back into our lives, if even for a short time, create a shining moment! I can sure relate to that. But then, to look up and see a stage set right out of your memory, created in front of your eyes….wow!
    Loved the haiku too.
    Thanks for sharing!

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  2. It’s good to have shared memories. Returning to the times of youth and implementing joint plans is something worth immortalizing. Haiku is the right form to express joy and contentment.
    best regards

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  3. A wonderful tonic, Kate, to launch you right past fatigue’s gasp! Surely, it was a worthy tiredness borne of high effort and good thoughts, but all the same, a tingling disbelief soon gave way to the warmest of satisfactions, no?

    All these years later, too! Obviously, Kate, the people you touched remember your benevolence forever, and return the favor in the most surprising ways. You made the deposit back then, and just now the invoice came back stamped, “Paid in Full.”

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  4. Oh, my gosh!!! I love this, Kate! And it makes me joy-teary-eyed! 🙂

    You have touched so many lives with your words, work, and love! And how wonderful for him to remember you and your words and make a dream come true. 🙂

    Thank you for impacting me in positive ways! 🙂
    HUGS!!! 🙂

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