these are the good old days

3.03.2014



When I was little, five or six maybe, my dad had a note hanging over his desk that read, "These are the good old days." He always had flutters of paper filled with notes and quotes stuck everywhere around his workspace (like father like daughter), but that's the one that's invited itself to loop through my mind like a poem.

I wonder when today - the snowy coziness and pulled pork on warm sourdough buns and dozing on the couch to the sound of pigeon coos and little girls' puffy snow-suited shrieking bodies and the crackle of the fire and baking brownies in a quiet winter-lit kitchen - will be coated with the haze of time past and I'll long for that good old day...

15 comments:

  1. I love how much enjoyment those girls are getting from such a little slope! Love that quote. My sister and I started tennis this week at the high school those words are reminding that some day I will look back and be very glad that I played tennis that spring, even if the daily one mile run leaves me panting, it won't always! And I will thank myself someday.

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  2. Sounds like a good day! (I want your food! ;) )

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  3. Mmm. That quote rings true.. I appreciate you passing it on.

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  4. You make the snow look beautiful!
    Getting kind of tired of it here in Wisconsin. :/

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  5. Looks like so much fun.

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  6. hmm good thought.

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  7. great thoughts, girl.

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  8. your sisters are so cute! sometimes it seems the good ole' days for myself were years ago, and I do often miss them as I am almost 18 and the days are about to start changing..

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  9. I love this! It's exactly what I've been feeling while looking through old film photos taken before I was even born. It's possible to be nostalgic for the present, and you nailed that feeling. :)

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  10. What a reminder. And your little sisters are adorable. Precious!

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  11. Beautiful words and images. Such a gorgeous thought

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  12. YOU KNOW WHAT I LIKE. THIS IS WHAT I LIKE. LET ME TELL YOU.
    basically a couple months ago I was like "ahh carlotta's life, so cute, her family, awh, wow, I love her and I love reading about the things she says and seeing pictures." AND NOW. it's cool cuz I see these pictures and am like "oh heart heart heart I know those people and I've hugged them and laughed with them and they are real life friend people."
    I LIKE THAT.

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  13. Mhm. This quote has stuck with me hard after I read your post a few days ago. Who's the quote by?

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