Lois Lowry's Blog

Welcome!

Bless This House

Posted by Lois Lowry
Lois Lowry
Lois Lowry has not set their biography yet
User is currently offline
on Sunday, 03 March 2013 in Uncategorized

It has been a while since I have posted anything on this blog. Last time I wrote, I was in Maine; and now I am back in Cambridge, but frequently I have to take my dog and cat and clear out because the house is being shown. So far, I would guess that maybe 30-35 people have tromped through my house, and though I am not there when they do, I picture them saying, "Oh god, isn't that paint color hideous?" or "Well, of course we'd have to replace the horrible window shades"

In the meantime, as they do that, I am busy choosing paint colors for a new house, and measuring furniture to determine what I can take with me to a smaller place.  And I have been giving, and throwing, things away.

I will miss this house.  There have been wonderful gatherings here. I could put little plaques around the house saying things like: Katherine Paterson slept in this bedroom and Art Spiegleman stood in this garage, smokng, when I wouldn't let him do it in the house and Phyllis Reynold Naylor sat here with a yellow legal pad, working on a book and Ashley Bryan recited poetry at this dinner table...and countless others.  Those are all memories, though, and I will take them with me.  I will donate my crock pot to Goodwill but you don't leave memories behind.

I remember leaving from here for the airport probably hundreds of times, for trips of all sorts. I remember returning, always glad to be home even after the most wonderful of adventures. I remember my youngest grandson, 3 at the time, asking to see the attic; and when I took him there, he looked around and quoted "Finding Nemo"..."It's wicked dark in here!"  I  remember planting the weeping cherry tree, now huge, in the front yard. How many boring Oscars parties I have had here....and some exciting SuperBowl gatherings.

I remember how quiet the house was on the rainy spring morning almost two years ago, when Martin died.

I just hope whoever buys this house will love it as I have, and will create many years of memories here.

 

Bless these walls so firm and stout,
Keeping want and trouble out . . .

Bless the roof and chimneys tall,
Let thy peace lie overall . . .


 

 

Tags: Untagged

Comments

Dawn Graham
Dawn Graham
Dawn Farmer has not set their biography yet
User is currently offline
Dawn Graham Tuesday, 05 March 2013

You make me want to cry when I read this. And it makes me want to go purchase it and then give it to you and say, "Please, keep it and love it, and maybe, on occasion, allow me to come and make a new memory with you, as we share a joke, sip coffee by the window, or be still and reflect...together."

Trina Hayes
Trina Hayes
Trina Hayes has not set their biography yet
User is currently offline
Trina Hayes Tuesday, 05 March 2013

Thank you so much for these evocative memories. I can see Katherine Paterson and the others as you present them. Let thy peace lie overall.

J.F. Smith
J.F. Smith
J.F. devotes her time to drafting and crafting, including but not limited to children's books, young grown-up ...
User is currently offline
J.F. Smith Wednesday, 20 March 2013

We're in the middle of buying a house right now. I know what you mean - leaving a loved house is certainly nostalgia-inducing.

jaytse
jaytse
jaytse has not set their biography yet
User is currently offline
jaytse Wednesday, 23 August 2017

ly matched love. This sentence has been motivating me to move forward: 'I tried to be one day standing on the side of my love, regardless of his rich side or nothing, I can open his hand and embrace him.' The best feelings Is not matched, you will not because of his inferiority inferiority, nor because it is better than his pride, because you are equally good, excellent does not mean to make much success, but you are independent, their feelings Dependence is not dependent on life. Do not be afraid of leaving him do not have to fear to leave, because you leave you still able to live well. If the other side of the couple between the other side is very bright, perhaps at first only by others are not optimistic, but because of their deep feelings Cheap Nike Womens Heels Shoes and each other stubbornly persists, but after a long time will find that there is a lot of insurmountable between them The gap, many do not like the idea of ??the same way, so more and more contradictions, began to bite began to quarrel until the final break up. Perhaps trying to prove that the soul is still alive, we have not given up on ourselves. Memories of the past few years, what have you got, and lost what, we live for what? Where is Mens Shoes On Sale the meaning of life? Hunhuno is a day, all the arrangements to go to action to enjoy life is another day, the day we have harvested what. Maybe we try Authentic Nike Air Max Shoes to make progress, in order to let ourselves feel the meaning of existence, so that in this world there is something to do life to chase, to prove their soul has not completely withered, to prove that he has not been knocked down. Eat or still hungry but we still have to eat, sleep still sleepy but we still have to sleep, learn not necessarily useful but we still have to learn, alive Air Max Shoes and eventually die but we still want to live. Perhaps this is the meaning of the existence of life, your soul in the guide to become a better person, to abandon I do not know whether you are idle. The best answer I have ever heard of why we are trying to work is because we have only a lifetime. Perhaps all of us why the answer to the effort, are less than the last point: because we only have a lifetime, our life only once! Time will not come back, time will not fall, those you miss the scenery missed the road to miss Nike Air Max Womens Shoes the people, have become unable to look back memories. After the day to mention, full of all regret. Our life only once, a lot of things do not do now really no more energy and time to do, we always used to delay, used to tell their own time is still very long, but now every day is precious. Why not in their youngest and most hard years to try to reach their own want, after the road will be better to go more. Life is not long to say that short and short, those you think there is time in Mens Free Shoes fact under your eyes secretly slip away. Our life only once, we have in a limited time to make their own life to play an infinite value, only worthwhile to this world a field. Do you ask the effort really useful, do you insist that you will succeed? I can not really answer yes. But I can be very clear that when you really work hard, Authentic Nike Shoes what is the result of what you call is no longer so important, because in the process of hard work you have defeated that sit back and do not know the progress of their own, has been found A more positive and more excellent oneself. Effort, only to meet the better oneselfFrom the heart of life A person's mood is good or bad, and his mind has a direct relationship, desire to determine the demand, the demand determines the greed, greedy decision mood, state of mind from the mentality, mood affect the interpersonal environment, the environment with the mood this is not directly The relationship is that different people are using normal or very state of mind to quiver to feel. The reason why people live tired, lingering trouble, and their stubborn can not get away from the Department. Imagine, when you worry about food and clothing, there are people in the cold and heat under the life of hard to run around, when you are facing the impoverished no time, you have a healthy body, waiting for you waiting for the opportunity to make a comeback. Some people live in a huge villa, open luxury cars, his mood is not necessarily very spacious, life is often so, when you get a lot of time, in fact, you are using another loss as a price. Once had a hospital experience, in the intensive care unit is either a big joy or is sad, when the patient hanging in the line, with the hope of life, their loved ones are ecstatic, they feel loved to live, it is already old Days in the care of them, as long as there is life, is no more than anything, and life and death over the people, what can not eat anything hard to live it too. Witnessed with the death of the race to do the cruel, you will feel anything is over the clouds. There are a couple of rural couples because of money to see a doctor, stay in the hospital for a long time, doctors urge every day for surgery, he said a good day to the hospital, a bed for him is a luxury, is grateful, so forget yourself Serious illness in the body of the pain, the reality is cruel, who can

evaheseo
evaheseo
evaheseo has not set their biography yet
User is currently offline
evaheseo Wednesday, 20 September 2017

It is the embodiment of willpower, is not afraid of Nike Free 5.0 suffering, not afraid of death portrayal. Even if we weapons and equipment and then low, less supplies, in the War of Resistance Against Japan, the liberation war which we have made a brilliant victory. In the modern war this spirit is more prominent, we have not experienced the war for more than 30 years, even if Nike Air Max Shoes Sale we now equipment and then advanced, material reserves than ever before to be rich, this Sword spirit is absolutely not Missing, that is the fundamental reason for our survival, but also our future in an unfavorable situation against foreign invaders when the magic weapon.When the failure hit again, I chose to be strong Life can not have regret, because we can not let themselves in the memories of sad tears, always adhere to the pursuit of time. With the dream of life, carrying his own hope, I came to the Tianjin Railway Vocational and Technical College, where I will own dream to fly, their own future planting, I am waiting for its flowering, the results. I am a student of the rail transport department of iron transport, I like writing, reading, singing, speech, I am a positive and optimistic and cheerful people. When I saw the Department of Transportation singer contest and speech contest publicity, I did not hesitate to report the name, and I am very serious to prepare, so in the singer contest I passed the rematch into the final, I am very confident, Since then, every night I have to play the opera, accompanied by cold and humid atmosphere, every night to 11:30. At six o'clock in the morning I will get up to go to school outside the open practice lectures, Authentic Kids Nike Shoes when others travel in the sleep, I also a person lying on the cold computer again and again to change their own ppt. Because Nike Free Run +3 I do not want to give up every opportunity to exercise their own. I want to succeed, so I have to work hard. People chasing the wind, young dreams, I believe that the opportunity to always leave someone ready. October 27, is an unforgettable day, that is my day of the game, but I failed, and the lowest points out, I am very sad, very disappointed, think of tomorrow's speech contest, I thought there is hope, So the dead of night, I sat in front of the cold computer, start over and over again to change ppt, see the speech, but the day is not with the people willing, October 28 afternoon, I failed, when the failure hit again, No one understands my inner pain and sorrow, I begin Air Veer GS Women to give up, I want to give it all up, because there is no reason to let me stick, I have a negative idea. Faced with the failure of the dark, no one can understand my pressure.

Please login first in order for you to submit comments