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Wednesday, June 22, 2011

I Remember

This is my second attempt at a writing exercise for Ink paper pen. I am not sure how well I write but so far I have enjoyed the thoughts these exercises are provoking.

Write On Wednesdays Exercise 3 - I remember: Write "I remember" a the top of your page. Set a timer for 5 minutes. Use "I remember" as your prompt and write down the first words that come into your head for 5 minutes. Stop when the buzzer rings! Do this exercise over and over if you wish. I will try to do it every morning this week. I'll let you know how I go...I am hoping that the thought of having to tell you all about my progress will be the motivation I need to keep at it!

I remember the fun we used to have the support you gave and the unconditional love
I remember the day you said its time to lead your own life.
I remember the wrestles we had on the couch that made my sister and I scream until it seemed we had no breath left to breath.
I remember you coaching us from the side lines at our netball games, encouraging us to be the best we could be.
I remember your quiet times when you would sit and listen, absorbing all that was around you and contribute only when you felt it was necessary.
I remember your laugh and how animated you were when you were telling stories of times gone by.
I remember your smile and the twinkle in your eyes.
I remember the frail man you have become and realising you are not the man you used to be,your body has changed but deep down I am sure your spirit has not altered.
I remember saying goodbye.

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  1. This is beautiful Tan, you made me cry.

  2. You are making me cry, too... And reminding me to treasure those moments we have before it's time to say goodbye.

  3. Oh Tania, this is really beautiful. Actually it reminds me of my remembering. Aren't these activities fun? So lovely to have popped in. You have a new follower:)

  4. We can get a great image of his true spirit from your words. It is quite lovely and you obviously have many great memories here. Thanks so much for sharing with us again this week. See you back next Wednesday! Gill xo

  5. Very nice.

    Get some tissues and listen to wrinkles by John Williamson