Weaker than Water

"In the world, there is nothing more submissive and weak than water. Yet for attacking that which is hard and strong, nothing can surpass it." –Lao Tzu

Memory Making

1 Comment

I upload our memories

to websites, print others out,

clip the sharp edges of striped cardstock

with red ribbon borders, stitched photo matting

I bought on eBay. Onto blank pages of a square,

aqua scrapbook labeled “Winter Beach,”

I tape my teenagers in.


Daily, minute-ly, I want to make

the most of my hours. I want to do–

laundry, painting, writing, creating,

care taking, learning, money earning–

something, something that tells me

I’ve DONE something. So I’m earnestly

looking at pictures, my kids’ girly faces,

wind-whipped pink, soft, cold hands

reaching up and out to feed

salt-born, wind-born, God-born gulls,

my girls giggling, balking, nearing could-be

nipping beaks, shivering with the love

of all things alive.


And then,

and then I say yes.


Yes, I did do something.

I have indeed done something.

And that is enough for now.

And it is good.

It really is.


Katherine Gotthardt

Copyright March 8, 2012


Author: All Things Writing, LLC

Katherine Gotthardt is CEO of All Things Writing, LLC, a full-service content development and content marketing company. A published writer and seasoned educator, Katherine leads a team of professionals on a mission to make clients shine online and in print.

One thought on “Memory Making

  1. Hi just wanted to give you a brief heads up and let you know a few of the images aren’t loading properly. I’m not sure why but
    I think its a linking issue. I’ve tried it in two different web browsers and both show the same results.

Thinking Readers Say...

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s