Monday, March 5, 2012

love spread


words fly and i cringe. the hate emanates from their tones like an angry snake hissing at an unwelcome intruder into it's den.


just keep walking. don't look over there. act like you don't hear them.

the shouting proceeds from both sides - man and woman. the child is silent when the hate words are hurled at him. head down, shoulders slumped. imagine it - i can't to have those horrifically obscure words thrown in the wide eyed face. mine own green eyes are wider than saucers, but theirs are not. as their parents are unleashing, their eyes are downcast. i know because i have observed from behind the shelter of the tree bark. as the profanity moves from bad to worse i leave my hiding place of bark. her own barking continues loudly as i hurry to the box that holds mail. i pull out the notes from afar and turn back down the sandy lane. the envelopes are white and so is my face from bewilderment.

the boy neighbor i know, his older brother i do not. the parents divorced and remarried i've met but once. the man is friendly enough and she has yelled her apologies from a distance when her biting dog fiercely approaches me.

the boy neighbor is a cute kid and he knows my name. the neighbor girls around throw softballs and he and i met on the neighborhood practice field. he's country and sweet and his blond hair pointedly falls into his dark eyes. he rides a bike, telling me of it's model and make. i listen as he talks.

it seems he hardly ever smiles and i sadden at the thought as i finger the envelopes of paper. i wonder if the boy neighbor ever receives mail.

i think of the sweet notes from my own parents that are so lovingly placed throughout the house. does his mom ever do that? the words spoken today don't convey love so i can't picture love notes scattered for him. my eyes fall as i see that our lives are two very different ones. one of hate and discouragement, the other of love and peace. an almost daily look of his life from the outside shows me just how granted i take the love in my life. love is all around. will i spread love round?

{give + aways}
much love, illy
dearest lou

18 comments:

Melissa Jane said...

You do spread love. :)

Elisha(: said...

memory? dear? YOU ARE SO POWERFUL. I LOVE YOU. <3

marie said...

Heartbreaking. I know of which you write, I've seen it. Kids deserve better, to feel like no one is loved more than they are. I am sure a smile, a wave or a plate of cookies would make his day.

Kathryn said...

Loooooovely post!! You, Memory, are a fantastic writer!
~Kathryn ♥

http://chattykathy-kathryn.blogspot.com/

Vicki said...

You are an amazinggg writer. This is so sad, though...I always hate seeing things like it. I hope this little guy is able to find more to smile about.

~Vicki
deckedoutinruffles.blogspot.com

PS~Thanks for your sweet comment on my blog! It made my day. ^^

Sierra said...

Great post Memory :) And you do spread with your great posts and cheerful attitude :) ~hugs~ Sierra
Keep Growing Beautiful♥ (Cause You Are!)

Kylee Noelle {the blog} said...

So sad :(

Kelly said...

It's amazing, and sometimes shocking, how different peoples' family can be. Growing up it boggled my mind when I had friends tell me they didn't like their families.

I was blessed to be put into a loving family, and it sounds like you were too. I think it's important to remember the examples set before us and help spread love throughout :)

Have a lovely day darlin'!

Sierra said...

loving every bit of this.
xo,
Sierra
Oh, Just Livin the Dream
sierraainge.blogspot.com

Amanda Nicole said...

I'm so inspired by all of your writing. I serious love your blog so much.

Britt @ The Magnolia Pair said...

You are incredibly sweet! And of course I follow your blog, you are an awesome writer! So glad I found you girl :)

YOu're so sweet!!

meme-and-he said...

you are a very talented writer, you make it come alive.

ginanorma said...

Sad that you witnessed this is any way...people go through such hard times, we just never know what's going on, you are quite the writer miss memory, this was beautiful and you DO love, and share love!!!

Chalk in the Rain said...

Very inspirational and powerful!
Thanks for sharing your heart!
And, just so you know, I tagged you over here!:
http://justchalkintherain.blogspot.com/2012/03/play-on-game-of-tag.html

Dawson Cattle Company said...

what a sad, lovely story. we see a lot of this sadness at our schools. all it takes is a kind word sometimes.

Elle Sees said...

I can't stand it when I can't help others. What we can do is spread the love!

Trinka said...

*Sigh* it's so sad... :( I'll be praying for them!

Sugar Mama Bakeshop said...

So sad for that situation but I love your perspective. You can't change them but you can make sure you are spreading as much love as possible!! I'm your newest follower :)
<3 Ashley