one_word: (Default)
[personal profile] one_word
The night of my mother's death, I polished the dining room table, a mahogany oval split down the middle to accommodate expansion leaves. I don't know how long I polished the wood. All I know is that by the time I stopped--mainly because I was tired, my hand cramped up, and the rag was in tatters--the wood seemed like glass, and the light shining upon it made the grain appear like crepey layers of filo baked crisp and fine. Mom would have approved. Wish I'd done it years ago, when she first asked. Who would appreciate it now?


----------------------------
polish

1. (verb [used with object]) to make smooth and glossy, esp. by rubbing or friction: to polish a brass doorknob.
From:
Anonymous( )Anonymous This account has disabled anonymous posting.
OpenID( )OpenID You can comment on this post while signed in with an account from many other sites, once you have confirmed your email address. Sign in using OpenID.
User
Account name:
Password:
If you don't have an account you can create one now.
Subject:
HTML doesn't work in the subject.

Message:

 
Notice: This account is set to log the IP addresses of everyone who comments.
Links will be displayed as unclickable URLs to help prevent spam.

Profile

one_word: (Default)
Home

May 2015

S M T W T F S
     12
3456789
10111213141516
1718 19 20212223
24252627282930
31      

Style Credit

Expand Cut Tags

No cut tags
Page generated Sep. 21st, 2017 06:42 am
Powered by Dreamwidth Studios