Moving in just a hint of breeze
Maybe mid morning
The sound of her
Working in the front flowerbeds
The smell of newly turned earth
*** For the DVerse prompt to write of childhood and memory. This is literally my first memory and I must have been 18 months or two years old, before my baby brother was born. My mom would put us down for a morning nap and then do her chores. This morning, she was planting flowers below our window. I can always conjure the feel of the air, the smell of the earth and feeling of complete safety and love in the memory of this young family in a little house in Lubbock, TX.
warm and wonderful – how lucky to have a first memory like that 🙂
I love how you have described it – I have imaged of the first thing I remember, I have never tried to put it into words.
Its funny to have that in my head – such a perfectly distinct memory – and more feelings than anything else. K
I can not remember that far back. The memories I do have are the ones told me by my mother and grandmother. Nicely written.l
It is funny how our memories work – are they first person or tales told so often they become our own. Thanks! K
I find it so amazing that you can remember from such a young age, and I like the brevity which I’m sure matches your memory from then.
Thanks, Laurie. And it really is more of a feeling – the smell of the air, the feel of the room – but I can still see the curtains and the light. K
That’s really neat, K.
Wonderful – there is such a sense of motion and light here – a turning even for purposes of olefactory senses — really enjoyed the simplicity here and yet vivid quality. k.
Thanks so much – I always appreciate your kind words. K
this reminds me of my nana =)
So glad this reminded you of a happy memory! K
Isn’t it amazing how the sense of smell and colors seem to invade our first memory. I loved this. So well expressed in so few words…that makes it all the more powerful, I think.
Thanks, Victoria. I enjoyed the prompt and so happy you liked this – K
That is so cool that you remember that far back and it sounds like such a peaceful memory
And it was soooooo loooong ago! LOL Thanks, Gretchen K
This is an amazing first memory ~ Love the smell of newly turned earth ~
Funny how you can recall smells and scents have such power to brings those memories forward – Thanks – K
Beautiful. Such a gentle tender memory.
Thanks, Karen – especially since I can’t remember what I did yesterday! : ) K
nice…love how you touch the senses…and a simple enough moment but powerful enough to stick in your head as well…i love the smell of earth….
thanks, Brian – happy you liked it! K
A lovely first memory!
Its really is – thanks! K