a label that pulls cleanly off the glass jar
a load of laundry where every sock has a match
a bag of rice that empties perfectly into the jar
a finished row of stitches as the doorbell rings
a final puzzle piece before bedtime
a chapter that ends as the subway doors open
a spot in the lunchbox for the last slice of apple
a squeezed-out toothpaste tube
a library book drop
a book deadline
“a label that pulls cleanly off the glass jar”. I feel this one deeply in my bones 🙂
LOVE THESE. If I may add a few more…the perfect amount of leftovers to fill a lunch box, reusing old lumber for a new project, making time for a swim and realizing I needed that exact time to process a writing problem, combining two jars of rice, and sending some old kids clothes to someone who needs it right now.
yes to it all, minus the swim, but replaced with a walk (best if you have to half run the last few blocks home to get your ideas down on paper!)
Using up the shampoo!!!!
Loved this post!!
Pulling into the garage at the end of the song on the radio…
Yes! or the closing words of a podcast 🙂
Dropping large items at Goodwill.
I was so worried when I read the title that this might be your last blog post. I have loved your writing over the years and hope you stick around.
Oh boy, in all things except this blog which I’ll just keep limping along! Slow and steady etc.
I feared the same. Have been hopefully refreshing this page, crossing fingers that there’d be a new post. Your last line – a book deadline – reminded me to be patient 🙂
Good luck with that deadline!!
Ah, this list is like a textual ASMR <3
Always so happy to drop here to something new. Your writing is like Spring: relentlessly sprouting fresh growth.
If I may: a mending pile complete at the audiobook’s final chapter
Also: keep going! I’m sure you’re doing spectacularly with the book even on the dark days.
Good God. Yes. And finishing the last sentence just as the toddler starts to stir.
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