A perfect day once came my way; dusk became dawn, the dark withdrawn.
In between the light and the dark are moments of perfection, twinklings of time to be etched into memory, remembered as the perfect day, forevermore.
I remember the dawn of a perfect day — January of 1972, I gave birth to my son — a moment of perfection. Enraptured by this gift of life, birthed by me, a feeling of agelessness swept over my spirit. In a not-so-perfect moment, the teenage and single motherhood worries would take over — but only in the dark of night.
I remember the sunup of a perfect day — a few days before Thanksgiving 1975, on the telephone with my Mother — a moment of perfection. Enthralled by Mom’s delight in my wanting her peach pie recipe, time seemed to stand still. In another not-so-perfect moment, I would grieve never hearing her voice again, as domestic violence would take her away on December 1st — but only in the dark of night.
I remember the rise of a perfect day — Cox Family Reunion 1999 — a moment of perfection. Enamoured by a wellspring of joy in this reuniting of family lost twenty-four years before, believing that love heals all wounds. In another not-so-perfect moment, I would come to believe that love is only for as long as it lasts — but only in the dark of night.
I remember the light of a perfect day — Tidbit, a four-week old pup placed in my arms, July 2, 2000 — a moment of perfection. Held spellbound by her baby blue eyes of gratitude, for her life had just been saved. In another not-so-perfect moment, I would worry about the vet’s diagnosis of “parvo pup” and all that would entail — but only in the dark of night.
In between the light and the dark are moments of perfection, ripples of time woven into a tapestry of life, remembered as the perfect day, forevermore.
The light now yawns, sky curtains drawn; in ev’ry way A Perfect Day!
Now you know a lot about Ruth Cox, the Wizzley writer and the person. Have you published your Wizzography?
Why, thank you, Alison, and great to meet you too.
Nice to see Tsu is working for me, Darcie. Thanks for letting me know. Yes, My son said, "Liam is the other half of William." I loved it!
Lovely to read, I came from tsu. So cool how your son and grandson have similar names - (the liam part is in both names). Nice to see you Ruthi!
I am glad you enjoyed my Wizzography, WriterArtist, and I'm sure when the time is right for you that you will publish yours too. Yes, we may have crossed paths on Squidoo.
Hi Ruth - I enjoyed reading your wizzography. I haven't done mine - it is in my wishlist though. I might have come across you in Squidoo if I remember right.
Thank you, Sandy, for the kind compliment!
I love reading your writing. I think you are a great writer who knows how to capture your audience interest.
Everyone's already said it all Ruthi, thank you.
Hi Marsha! Yes, I am a Squidoo Escapee who is loving it here at Wizzley.
Not yet, just published my FIRST article here, but I remember you from Squidoo and wanted to say hi and learn more about you. Nice Wizzography!