The now deceased friend who gave me this bentwood rocker,
a Wal-Mart special, because I regretted not purchasing
an original designed bentwood rocker in Morocco.
My Mother who rocked three children in a green,
covered wire weaved rocker, often two at a time,
and read them Bible stories in the process.
Two unmarried, great aunts (and sisters) who moved to Texas
with my, then infant , Mother, in the early 1900s,
had rocking chairs on the front and back porches,
and inside of their modest home.
My husband's Mother who mothered four children,
under adverse conditions
(and buried one child prematurely).
The Empty Chair-
in familiar rooms,
at family holiday gatherings,
at quilting circles,
of estranged friends or family members,
at coffee klatches,
at bedside of a sick or dying friends,
at wedding receptions,
at group support meetings,
in churches and classrooms,
at fellowship gatherings,
or Life Group meetings.
Is it your chair?
The Painting the wall -
A French watercolor by an unknown Parisian street artist
given me by a French woman who worked with me in