When the wind blows, I hear their voices.
Calling me back to the me before.
The strong me, the young me, the whole me.
The chime from my friend Mary Lynne sings of smiles and giggles.
Mrs. Robbie’s chime sings high notes of spring.
Each spring we gave each other a gift to celebrate Easter. (This chime was one.)
My cousin Mark’s chime sings of our precious grandparents and our sibling mothers.
All three sing together. Reminding me of love I had and hope I have.
Even in rain they sing. Even in darkness they harmonize.
In the worst storm they sing the loudest. Calling me through my past.
Singing me home to myself.