careful what you wish for

June 12, 2016 § 6 Comments


soggy washing –

longing for the rain

and getting it


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§ 6 Responses to careful what you wish for

  • Ah, yes, English weather – and yet the metaphor within this is puts even that into perspective. Nice work, Rachael.

  • Beautiful. Brings back memories of clothes hanging on the line and my grandmother and mother running out to get them in before they were soaking wet. My mother liked our sheets to have that wonderful outdoor scent. I can still remember my sheets smelling of sunshine and summer. I loved that so very much.

  • Bug Woman says:

    Lovely, Rachael…yes, I remember all the palaver of putting washing out and then rushing to take it in, and the smell of sun-dried sheets.

    • Rachael says:

      Yes! The value of a word, a few words even, that can bring forgotten memories flooding back. I love being old enough to have this. Thank you 🙂

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