Sunday, October 24, 2010


An apple pie is in the oven; my mother’s wind chime is alive in our first fall storm; the maples are one step closer to the door. These are the gifts of the day I wear. I look now at my hands: they too are strangers; they too are friends.

10.24.2010 #3
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Jean Spitzer said...

"the maples are one step closer to the door"

I love this.

William Michaelian said...

Thanks, Jean. If I may be forgiven for saying so, I do too. But it means a lot more coming from you.

all ways 11 o'clock said...

There is a autumn calm here. I sink into a deep chair by the woodstove as i read this.

Thank you William.


Two Tigers said...

The smell of anything baking says "home" to me, but apple pie says "autumn." October gives us such golden days...

William Michaelian said...

And thank you, Robert, for helping me imagine you in such a peaceful setting.

That it does, Gabriella, and the apples were local, from an orchard not far east of where we live.

Woman in a Window said...

I smell your day much beyond the nose.


William Michaelian said...

Erin, your words are heaven scent.