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Tuesday, 26 April 2011

Map of My Heart

I am a sentimental fool.  I have a map which is worth more to me than any pirate's treasure map because it is a map of my old hometown where I was born and spent my childhood.  It is yellowed and tattered and has followed me from city to city and country to country.

On this map, you can see the street where I lived and a little square box shows my old public school.  When I look at it, memories of sun drenched days, kookaburras laughing in the gum trees, walks down to the river that flowed endlessly into the ocean and, above all, my mother’s voice calling me in to dinner, fills my mind, makes my heart squeeze tight and quick tears spring to my eyes.  I keep it with other little things such as glimmering shells and mother-of-pearl buttons lovely enough for a mermaid princess’ dress as they remind me of that faraway land and time.  This map of my heart.

I'm linking up to A Beach Cottage and Good Life Wednesdays.




5 comments:

Anu@My Dream Canvas said...

What a lovely idea and very pretty. Looking forward to seeing you at My Dream Canvas. Have a great week!

Jacqueline~Cabin and Cottage said...

I love this! (From one sentimental person to another). Your pictures are beautiful too!

Sally Lee by the Sea said...

What a wonderful way to keep memories alive - beautiful! Happy Good Life Wednesday :O)

Julie@beingRUBY said...

Hi Chloe
I really love this post.. and understand your need to keep your memories close.. I also understand your love of this bay.. as I live on that map!!.. Well i stretch the truth about a kilometer.. haha.. just south of brighton le sands..

What a weird coincidence.. I popped over as I loved your title and find that we share a love of the same bay!! And for more weird coincidence I'm having a giveaway of one of my art prints.. one being an image of the bay... looking up toward the novotel.. Hope you get a chance to enter..

Ok.. sorry to blurb on .. just found the coincidence uncanny... Have a lovely wednesday... ciao xxx Julie

Evergirl said...

What a lovely thing to have. Isnt it funny how maps can make you feel like you are at that place again? I used to live in Paris and every time I see a map of that city it reminds me of all the places I would go.

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