Simple joys of laundry day (After enlightenment….the laundry)

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The joys of laundry day……

(reminders  of the farm

where I hauled the water

in 5 gallon pails from the dugout….

chopped the wood to heat the stove,

to warm the water

to wash the clothes,

to hang them in the wind  to dry)  

Today,

I gather the clothes,

put them in a machine

which gives the heated water,

switch them out to another machine

which dries them like the wind.

But, in the folding them….

I bring them to my cheek

And still smell the wind from the farm in them. 

Is there any greater joy

than to be bathed, and dive into bed

with clean linen?

I honestly think the wind

howling outside my window

Is telling me,

it remembers as well.

The joys of laundry day……I share in gratitude.

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