Tagged: inheritance

we buy into our

we buy into our
own versions of tradition
every time, picking

and choosing which passages
to chew up or swallow whole
.
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every year, there is

every year, there is
a new story that you are
destined to own – an

incalculable weight, a
notable inheritance
.
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at the tip of a

with our hearts within

with our hearts within
our hands, we can
round out a fifth
dimension, using
only your grandpa’s
tools to fine-tune each
curve, extend yesteryear’s
impressions –
i love when you
pull out the old things
to make them new
.
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the hand that receives

the hand that receives
is a storyteller, is a
historian, is a
mind-reader, is an
evangelist, is a
hard worker, is an
opportunist, is a
thief, is a
negotiator, is a
slave, is a
master, is a
son, a daughter,
a father, a mother,
is a child, is an
overseer, is a
lover, is a
dodger, is a
coward, is
a winner
.
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my dad passed down the love

my dad passed down the love
for Volkswagens the way
folks passed on their
ancestry – one vibrant
story at a time
. and
traveling through the
milestones in a VW
or two certainly
stoked the enchantment
.
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the things we inherit

the things we inherit
from our mothers
sometimes arrive
dull, like a distant
reflection that require
polishing. the
very same moment
arrives for everyone –
in front of a hot stove,
looking down into
the swirling
contents – one pinch
or two? chopped
or diced? did she
or didn’t she?

.
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20080215

the living takes over
after the dying expires –
suddenly, sharing that
moment and dishing
a final, home-cooked meal
out of those memories
matter less than whether
that china-set was offered
to you in the first place
twenty years ago. and
breaking down the house
into for-keeps and sellable
parts only expedites the
loss, now merely an abstract
casualty, stuffed for the
second, third, or fourth time
into an unrecoverable box
.
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