Monday, July 28, 2008

Leaving Prints

Hitting the snooze button once more.

Pulling the sheet up over your head.

Turning on the light.

Holding a toothbrush.

Stirring coffee.

Spreading peanut butter on soft white bread.

Penning a note on a napkin.

Pouring milk over Cheerios.

Patting a child gently awake.

Combing through tangled hair.

Wiping a tear.

Grabbing keys and locking the door.

Gripping the wheel.

Twisting the lipstick at the traffic light.

Swiping a debit card.

Carrying groceries while holding an umbrella.

Sorting the laundry.

Drying dishes.

Writing a check for the mortgage.

Answering a cell phone while clicking the keyboard.

Opening the refrigerator door.

Stirring spaghetti sauce simmering on the stove.

Folding your hands to pray at the dinner table.

Turning the faucet to start a bath.

Holding a book.

Hugging a child.

Pulling the covers up to tuck them in.

Turning out the light.

Setting the alarm to start the day all over again.

7 comments:

Tammy said...

Hello there, stranger! :)

This was beautiful, Melanie...our fingers leave so many good imprints on our family's lives as we go about our daily routine- imprints that will stay with them forever.

Chel's Leaving a Legacy said...

Nicely done...I could see my fingers "leaving prints" doing all those things. Very poetic!

PJ said...

Great word picture. Leaving Prints!

Roxanne said...

LOVED it. Loved.

Grafted Branch@Restoring the Years said...

oooooh! I love these kind of posts. They are the ones that will bring you right back in a decade or two, I'm sure.

A very nice day you've described here Melanie.

Loretta said...

Beautiful words...moments that leave our senses reeling years from now...as we remember.
I've been lurking, reading your blog for a couple of months! makes me laugh and sometimes cry...
thanks for the blessings!

Why 2nd Cup of Coffee? said...

Downright poetic.