Sunday, March 4, 2012


                                  Keep Sakes From the Past
   Sophie brushed back her hair as she examined the items she pulled from her closet trying to decide what she would keep or give to the upcoming " clean sweep event " that her and the neighborhood organized each spring for their favorite charity. 
              She couldn't help but smile at herself as she wondered how
       she allowed so much to accumulate to such a point as this.
          As she sorted ... her eyes focus on a shoe box. 
          A flood of emotions raced through her as she reached out 
       and removed it's cover . For within it's space " unforgotten 
       memories " loving wrapped in red tissue paper wait to be
       awakened from the past of what seemed to be so long ago.

          Tears ran down her cheek as she removed the contents 
       of the box one by one and thoughts of a summer of romance 
       now filled her mind.

           A photograph, heart shaped locket on a silver chain, 
        dried rose petals pressed inside a book of poetry and an 
        envelope that held the sweetest expressions of love that 
        only her eyes had been allowed to see. 

           She stared into the eyes of the young handsome man,
        then smiling took the locket and slipped the chain over 
        her head. Slowly she unfolded the letter and began to
        read. The tears mixed with smiles and laughter welled up
        inside her, now broke free. She sat there silently for what 
        seemed to be an eternity thinking of the boy, her youth 
        and " unforgotten memories " of that summer of romance.

           Sophie took the letter held it to her chest for just a brief 
        moment. Carefully folding it she placed it securely back 
        into the box. The locket around her neck she passionately
        kissed before returning it to the red tissue paper that had
        held it safe for so many years. Finally taking one last look at 
        the photo she uttered this prayer ......

           A prayer of well wishes and safe keeping, long life of
        love and happiness and "unforgotten memories " from 
        time to time.

           Keep sakes are what every girl loves ...  
        Stored in a simple shoe box, expensive safety box or 
        just locked away inside her heart. 

            Cherish your keepsakes and " unforgotten memories. "
                provided and written just for you by : © 2012 barbara larque sisneros

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