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This week's words;

Sunday - Instructions

Monday- Motorcycle

Tuesday- Wildflower

Wednesday- Asparagus

Thursday- Stopwatch

Friday - Confetti


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« on: October 11, 2018, 04:48:19 PM »

Tired limbs dangle by her sides. Four generations they have held, hundreds of new babies born through the welcoming cup of her hands.  Once young and nimble, they now house crinkled paper mâché and spots of leopard.

She turns her tired hands over to gaze upon palms. Lines come to a center point at the base of her palm, giving rise to limbs that spread to all five of her fingers. Lines run to a fro, in no apparent pattern or direction, yet they represent the clear indent of a life well lived, full of pain and sorrow, life and hope, and years of turbulence in between.

This tree of life remains with the woman. A part of everything she does, her compass, her navigation. Some people say the lines mean something, but she shakes her head when they do. Perhaps the lines are left up to fate, perhaps they’re just coincidence. She can’t help but wonder if she gets a new line each time she delivers a new life, as more seem to spring forth with each passing delivery.

The woman returns her bare hands to her lap. The scent of vanilla and coco butter from the bottle that sits beside her remind her to reapply her lotion, try to keep them soft and nimble, welcoming for new indents to form. The calendar on the wall says her hands better be ready: five more names are listed this week. Fluttering joy fills her stomach and spreads like molasses, slow and steady, through her core to her extremities, finally reaching the tree of life in the palm of her hands.
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