In light of my commitment
to stay alert and grateful in 2011 ,
I found my secret dream home today.
This closed,shuttered, abandoned church,
on the side of the road,
(which is my favorite geographical location)
brought that dream to life.
for this beautifully worn house of God,
I want a house like this.
I want this to be a house…
An extra house.
This so perfectly fits my secret dream
of having a small house on a piece of farm or ranch land
in South Texas.
This house could take the heat and harsh
that are uniquely beautiful
where I live.
This is our winter.
This house in my dreams,
discovered today in Santa Maria, Texas
(on my way to a basketball game),
came to life today because
I was alert.
In my dream house,
the floors would be polished and dark,
the walls in stucco painted a soft white,
the candles beeswax,
the wood furniture humble and dark,
the upholstered pieces colorful and comfortable,
the flowers wild,
the glasses clear,
the couch pillows soft,
the windows polished and bare,
the books old.
In this extra house,
the surfaces would also be bare,
(after all in this SOUL house no extras are needed)
the rugs colorful,
the bedding all white,
the fruit cut up and cold in the refrigerator,
the coffee delicious,
the iced tea adorned with wedges of Mexican limes from a tree outside
the kitchen window.
This pile of Mexican pavers
would become a simple
maze of patios and walkways,
leading to the mailbox,
and to the back patio
trellised in wrought iron,
covered with trailing
If you came to visit,
we could have coffee outside
with hot, fresh bolillos,
slathered in sweet cream butter and marmalade,
and end our breakfast with fresh squeezed orange juice.
And then while I watered you could take a little
or read a book,
or we could look at cookbooks to plan dinner.
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