Commonplace

seeking the story in the ordinary

a season of farewell and reunion and remembering when…*

1 swinging against a navy sky
2 as-you-were-saying friends
3 how happy the person who finds the cash that slipped out of my pocket in the park will be
4 a bedtime heart-to-heart

5 when your spouse wakes you with an early morning kiss on his way out the door

6 a writer’s retreat
7 ice cream to end the night
8 sharing a soft pretzel under the setting sun
9 “book club”

10 tee-ball seasonfullsizeoutput_671e

11 crossing a lingering item off your to-do list
12 lunch at the local diner
13 when others see #onegoodthing
14 homemade paper from my man this Mother’s Day…feeling known & lovedfullsizeoutput_6719

15 a walk in the woods

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16 voting
17 reading together on the couch
18 seeing your son’s love for his sweet school
19 this tradition of wishing the other team wellfullsizeoutput_671d

20 public parks

IMG_0747 21 remnants of those who came beforefullsizeoutput_6715
22 tucking in my kids tonight
23 the local restaurant at the town crossroads

24 a friend crush

25 finishing a first draft
26 being back at Brown University
27 brunch
28 the traditional commencement procession
29 the sound of rain falling in the woods

30 reading something that makes you want to write

31 sitting in the shade of a tree

*You can read more about my “good things” project and see all prior posts here.

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5 thoughts on “may

  1. This is so wonderful. You inspire me to do something similar. xox

    1. to inspire you at all warms my heart…xo

  2. bam says:

    you are soooooo spectacular. each line is a poem. each line…….each breath. thank you…..xoxox

  3. some days this feels like a fool’s errand. but then you come and remind me of its worth. thank YOU, thank you. over and over and over again. xox

  4. Barbara Chudnow says:

    Thank you Your words and wisdom appreciated

    Sent from my iPad

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