Wednesday, February 14, 2007

Gumbo Afternoons

                                    Gumbo Afternoons        

Here's some snapshots from my mind to share with you so you can be with me on my weekend in spirit

Friday night...Caitlin and Tom

Tom is singing to me, because I am still in a panic over my car note

"Dont worry about a thing

cause every Little thing

gonna be all right"

Caitlin is dancing behind him,

Occasionally interjecting, "It's gonna be awesome"


A long walk in the woods with Tom Victoria and Caitlin

the sun is dappled on the ground

black eyed susans are dancing in the wind

the sky is too blue to be real

Jack the Dog is ecstatic the way only dogs can be

I love that dog

He is so goofy and full of good will

such a reprobate

Sunday I made gumbo

this is not just a meal

it is a ritual around here

you don't' just make gumbo

you invoke spirits

I saw an old friend from out of town

He has AIDS

he is doing well

He is in love

such a gesture of faith

in the face of death

I guess all love is like that though

some of us are aware of it .

I loved his love on sight

because we both love Steve

I fed my friends and family

love gathered around my table

Life is good


mastersblynn said...


lifes2odd said...

Life IS good -- even with all the bad that goes with it.
I sure have missed you! Hope you're back to stay!
Happy Valentine's Day!
Martha :-)

b4i8clover said...

Welcome back, Marti. It's been much too long, and we hope you're back to stay.
Bonnie and Walt

cgtperkins said...

Hi I found your journal thru Martha. I love the entry about Penny being mad at Tom! Sounds like something my blonde Cocker Lucky would do!!!!

bhbner2him said...

Felt like I was right there with you.  Takes a lot of love to make a good gumbo!  -  Barbara

karebear4x4 said...

Beautiful!   Wonderful!   Marvelous!!!   I Love your stories!!!   Happy V-Day!hugz~kbear

princesssaurora said...

I am so happy to see you back!!!  Yay!  Such a lovely weekend... thank you for sharing.  And, sharing about Steve, the perfect Valentines story!

be well,

demandnlilchit said...

such beautiful words Marti! I am so glad you are back in J-Land.I missed your kind spirit!

jmorancoyle said...

    It is so good to see come back! I have no idea what gumbo is, but I can feel the love as you speak about friends gathering about your table.

lurkynat said...

love you Marti!