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Ramin Mohammad

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

#0244 Some things you keep

Inner Peace Be Upon You

# 0244 Peace and Blessings Every Day
Some things you keep.

Some things you keep.

Like good teeth.

Warm coats.

Bald husbands.

They're good for you, reliable and practical and so sublime that
to throw them away would make the garbage man a thief.

So you hang on because something old is sometimes better than
something new, and what you know is often better than a

These are my thoughts.  They make me sound old, old and tame
and dull at a time when everybody else is risky and racy and
flashing all that's new and improved in their lives.

New careers, new thighs, new lips, new cars.

The world is dizzy with trade-ins.

I could keep track, but I don't think I want to.

I grew up in the fifties with practical parents;
a mother, God bless her, who washed aluminum foil after she
cooked in it, then reused it - and still does.

A father who was happier getting old shoes fixed than buying new

They weren't poor, my parents, they were just satisfied.

Their marriage was good, their dreams focused.
Their best friends lived barely a wave away.

I can see them now, Dad in trousers and tee shirt and Mom in a
house dress, lawn mower in one hand, dishtowel in the other.

It was a time for fixing things - a curtain rod, the kitchen
radio, screen door, the oven door, the hem in a dress.

Things you keep.

It was a way of life, and sometimes it made me crazy.
All that re-fixing, reheating, renewing, I wanted just once to
be wasteful.  Waste meant affluence.  Throwing things away meant
there'd always be more.

But then my father died, and on that clear autumn night in the
chill of the hospital room, I was struck with the pain of
learning that sometimes there isn't any "more."

Sometimes what you care about most gets all used up and goes
away, never to return.

So, while you have it, it's best to love it and care for it and
fix it when it's broken and heal it when it's sick.

That's true for marriage and old cars and children with bad
report cards and dogs with bad hips and aging parents.

You keep them because they're worth it, because you're worth it.

Some things you keep.

Like a best friend that moved away or a classmate you grew up
with, there are just some things that make life important...
people you know are special...and you KEEP them close!

~Author unknown~

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