The past week and a bit have gone by
In a flurry of activity,
A haze of warmth and family,
The companionship of eating together and watching movies
I have savoured each moment as I savoured the morsels we ate:
Love, joy, happiness.
We enclosed ourselves for a while in a capsule of family.
Shopping, walking in the snow, eating at a restaurant.
The bubble contained us and protected us
In our merriment
Of time spent together.
And now it is time to move our separate ways
As we work, go to school, follow our diverse daily routines.
And I carry within my heart the memory of this time;
A memory to look at when life gets too busy and I need a reminder
Of my family’s love and togetherness.
© Colline Kook-Chun, 2012