Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Catch a Falling Leaf, part 2

Long time visitors to Jacqui's Room will remember that every fall I try to catch a falling leaf* for luck. I haven't gotten to it this year, mainly because the weather went from summer to winter with just a breath of fall in between, followed by a few days of fall, some spring rain, and today is strangely, spookily still. All of this is, of course, prelude to Michigan winter, which fills my soul with dread and my attic with frozen beasts. Remind me again why I live in Michigan?

In any case, this week Tinkerbell came home from school and asked me to close my eyes and hold out my hands. When I did, she put a small, curved brown leaf on my palm.

"I caught it for you. Because it's shaped like a J and I knew you didn't have one yet."

And here I thought it couldn't get better than catching one myself. Winter? Bring it on.

* And if you're new, the leaf post is one of my favorites, and you should try it.

8 comments:

Sara said...

Awwwwwww. This is the best story I've read today. Tinkerbell, you're a keeper.

deborahfreedman said...

So sweet!

Ann Finkelstein said...

I love this story.

C.R. Evers said...

awwww! That is so sweet!!!! Tink is so precious!!!

cath c said...

love the little gifts of nature...

Jacqui said...

Thanks all!

Amber Lough said...

AWWWWWWWWWWWWWWW.

I can't wait till mine says that instead of, "I like hurting my mom." And then digging her elbow into my thigh.

Vijaya said...

That is soooo sweet. We like to catch falling leaves too, but nobody's caught a leaf just for me.