Blessing the Palms, Cathedral in Barcelona, Spain

Ornate woven palm creations and bunches of leaves are carried on Palm Sunday. During the blessing on the steps of the Cathedral, the palms and leaves are raised into the air and shaken. The archbishop presided and a choir sang.

SL-Week 43: Wedding

Cutting the Cake

Cutting the Cake

Cutting the Cake

My parents cutting their wedding cake, May 1952.

SL-Week 43: Wedding

Weekly Writing Challenge: Haiku – Reunions

So leave it to me to misread the definition of Haiku. It isn’t 17 words but 17 syllables. Sigh. I knew there was a reason poetry and I don’t get along. I think I got it right this time.


Going home with joy

Welcome hugs, laughter, chatter

Leaving home with tears

Oops. Not Haiku I guess but I like it.

Anticipation, arrival, excitement, smiles, hugs 

Laughter, chatter, stories, cameras, airbeds, whispers, breathing 

Tears, departure, missing them already


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