107 places

people in 107 countries have come to this blog : albania / algeria / argentina / armenia / aruba / australia / austria / bahrain / bangladesh / barbados / belarus / belgium / belize / bosnia and herzegovina / brazil / brunei / bulgaria / cambodia / canada / chile / china / colombia / croatia / cyprus / czech republic / denmark / ecuador / egypt / el salvador / england / fiji / finland / france / georgia / germany / ghana / greece / guatemala / honduras / hong kong / hungary / iceland / india / indonesia / iran / iraq / ireland / isle of man / israel / italy / japan / jordan / kazakhstan / kenya / korea / kuwait / latvia / lebanon / liberia / lithuania / luxembourg / macao / macedonia / malaysia / mauritius / mexico / moldova / mongolia / morocco / myanmar / nepal / netherlands / new zealand / nicaragua / nigeria / norway / pakistan / panama / peru / philippines / poland / portugal / puerto rico / qatar / romania / russia / saudi arabia / senegal / serbia / singapore / slovakia / slovenia / south africa / spain / sri lanka / sweden / switzerland / taiwan / thailand / trinidad and tobago / tunisia / turkey / ukraine / united arab emirates / united states of america / venezuela / vietnam

04 May 2012

soft and strong

I once thought I might be a parent,
with a child or two to hold, kiss, grow....
Time keeps moving and now, years later, a child
has arrived in my life, already as tall as I.
Soft and strong.  
Photo: Egyptian king and child (postcard)
Happy Birthday again L, am glad you like the presents.

7 comments:

sayed gouda said...

You gave many gifts to many people in your life. This might be the gift of life coming to you at last.

Accept it as a reward!

sayed gouda said...
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sayed gouda said...

You gave many gifts to many people in your life. This might be the gift of life coming to you at last.

Accept it as a reward!

sayed gouda said...

You gave many gifts to many people in your life. This might be the gift of life coming to you at last.

Accept it as a reward!

Madeleine Marie Slavick said...

thank you sayed, yes, i have given and received so much. we all do.
and did you find yourself in one of the 50 stories if my book? hint: there is a cat.

sayed gouda said...

Sorry for sending the same comment several times and deleting it once! This is the first time i ever leave a comment on a blog and was not sure it was sent alright.

As for your stories, it is not about finding myself in one certain story, the whole book speaks to us, expatriates, one way or another. We'll all leave HK one day and your book will always be a nice souvenir from you and from the city.

Madeleine Marie Slavick said...

yes, i want the stories to speak, and this place will always be a home. i will never leave.