November 3, 2011

A Win-Less Standoff


We stare wordless in a win-less standoff.

The angle of her brow reminds me of past years.  A vision of her five-year-old pout and unsuccessful attempts to cross her arms play across my mind.  I smile at the memory.

She raises an eyebrow quizzically. An unsure grin sneaks from the corner of her lips.

A snicker escapes mine.

Soon we're sharing our wounds from a cozier distance at the kitchen table. Apologies are made. She's my girl once again.

And I'm thankful disagreements can morph into forgiveness.




10 comments :

  1. I really, really, REALLY like way you write!! 'Nuff said. :)

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  2. It's heartwarming and astonishing how an economy of words can create such a rich, deep moment. Nice work.

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  4. and playful beautiful forgiveness at that...smiles.

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  5. Me, too. Thankful for forgiveness and grace and laughter.

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  6. what a moment!
    love that!

    love and light

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  7. i needed this beautiful reminder in my life right now. thank you so much friend. forgiveness is what it's all about...

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