Today I decided to run through downtown Hudson and up to the site where Hudson Elementary School was located. As I was running I was thinking about work, my college kids wondering how they were doing, and how I just wanted to get back home and start on my tasks for the day.
As I turned the corner and started heading down Division Street, I started noticing teapots that were drawn in chalk on the sidewalk. I started thinking about my daughter who is at college now and how much she liked drawing on the driveway. The teapots continued as I ran up the street and I turned right heading towards 303 to begin my journey home. But I continued to wonder where the teapots headed and where did they actually start. So I turned around and found they led up the street towards the middle school and retraced my route noting the teapots had started at the beginning of Division Street. This time I took note of the designs in each teapot. Some had straight lines, another was decorated with a heart and others with stars or squiggly lines. During my run home I was thinking about last weekend, when while I was gardening, I found in a flowerbed one of my son's old micro machines.
Even though the house may be empty,
there are memories of when our children were young all around us. We just have to look around. I would like to thank who ever drew those teapots and brought back such happy memories and thank my son and daughter for all the wonderful memories.
Michele Enlow, Hudson