TOMORROW, I PROMISED TO...

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TOMORROW... by b. Malin

I dedicate this Hub to my Mother...whom I hope is smiling down and remembering...

Tomorrow I promised myself I would clean the house.

Have the kids clean up their rooms, and start my "first novel".

Yes, Tomorrow I'll do that.

Tomorrow I'll assort the basket of clean clothes that's piled high in my bedroom...

Which NEVER seems to decrease.

I find myself HIDING IT every time company comes.

Yes, that will be FIRST on my list TOMORROW.

Tomorrow, maybe I'll call an old friend and meet her for lunch...Nothing fancy, just a salad and some Tea.

And on the way home, I'll stop off and buy some potting soil and transplant some of my root bound plants, that look like they are begging for mercy.

Tomorrow I'll catch up on my mail. I owe my mother a letter. She loves getting mail.

I think a letter from me is more important to her, than actually hearing my voice on the phone...She'll laugh and tell me that's not true, But I know it is.

The assorting of the CLOTHES will have to wait for another day.

I'll write to Mother first thing tomorrow.

Tomorrow came today...

I did write the letter to my mother in the morning, and put it in the mailbox. It went out with today's mail...I can already feel her smiling.

She will have the letter by tomorrow.

It rained today...all day...and it would have been a good day to get a lot done.

But the phone kept ringing...and one conversation lasted THREE HOURS.

A good friend was feeling depressed and needed to talk.

How well I know that feeling...for at times I have felt the same way...And she has always been there for me.

I tried to fold the clothes as I listen, but than I just sat down, poured a cup of tea, and just listened as the rain fell softly from the sky.

Friendship is so important...and in reverse, she would be comforting me.

And there was always Tomorrow... to fold the clothes, piled high on my bed.

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Fiddleman 6 years ago from Zirconia, North Carolina

Great hub and thoughts


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b. Malin 6 years ago Author

Hey Fiddleman, thanks for your kind comments...and thanks for becoming a follower.


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Fiddleman 6 years ago from Zirconia, North Carolina

Love the frog


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Jaggedfrost 6 years ago

That is an interesting stream of thought, I agree, the frog is cute. If you wanted to flesh it out a bit you could add sensory details that would transform it closer to a short story if you had the inclination.


dianeaugust 6 years ago

b.Malin--this touched my heart so much--maybe it is b/c my mom and I are trying very hard to connect but sometimes not doing that very well. I love what you've written. It put me into your day--it put me into so many women's days--and you took the moments today as kind of a hedge fund on love and life and trust and truth. Good for you! I wasn't sure by your hub whether your mother is still living. You said she would be looking down smiling. But then you said you mailed her the letter. Maybe this was written before. Love the words, always. DA


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b. Malin 6 years ago Author

Interesting Comments Jaggedfrost...I am thinking of taking one of my "short stories" and making a Hub read out of it


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b. Malin 6 years ago Author

dianeaugust, I dedicated it to my Mom, who has been dead many years. This Hub was one of my earlier pieces...when she was still alive.

The best advise I would give you my HUb Sister, is try to just see your mother as another woman...worts and all. You are two different people. My mother did not bring me up, it was a very unhappy childhood...I'd get to see her every now and then...She was there when I needed her as I grew into an adult...She was a wonderful woman, but had "mental problems" that seemed to get better as she got older...and that's the time I treasured, and she got to see her grandsons grown up. They were 18 and 21 when she died...But the best part was, she and I were able to make up for lost time...and I got to know her.


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epigramman 6 years ago

....so lovely so sublime ......you don`t have to flesh out anything - just leave it the way it is .....because this represents the purity of you - and as I always say - write from the heart and the mind will follow!

It`s these seemingly banal ordinary things in life that we do everyday which often mean the most - and in its simplicity we get the most out of it ......


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b. Malin 6 years ago Author

Your comments always mean so much to me. Thank you. I am proud to be in your circle of attention...for you are the "Poet Man".


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CMerritt 6 years ago from Pendleton, Indiana

I really enjoy your writting, I was able to follow along with your emotion. And I'm a guy!!

:)


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b. Malin 6 years ago Author

Thanks CMerritt, my husband who is quite the guy can also relate...You are the kind of men that women love...it called sensitive...Thank you for stopping by.


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epigramman 6 years ago

....and yes there is always tomorrow - another day for me to come once again and read something new or re-read something old - two things worth noting - my mum was my best friend (so was my dad - I was lucky) and I always keep putting off until tomorrow - it's called procrastination - or lol - bachelorhood!)

And thanks ever so much for supporting my writing and coming over to see me!!!!


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b. Malin 6 years ago Author

My mom was my best friend too! Thank you for always being there and taking the time to leave such heartwarming comments.

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